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24 people die of food poisoning in Sokoto

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A health official said on Tuesday 24 people died after consuming food cooked with a fertilizer type of chemical in northwest Nigeria’s Sokoto State.

   Ali Inname, the state commissioner for health, said in a statement on Tuesday the incident occurred in Danzanke village of Isa local government area of the state on Monday, after the 24 people, all from a big family in the village, ate the food cooked with a fertilizer type of chemical, which they mistook for salt.

   “Regrettably, the 24 family members who ate the meal lost their lives, except two female members, who merely tasted the food and are currently responding to treatment, with very good chances of survival,” Inname said.

   He urged local residents to learn from this incident and keep away such poisonous chemicals from easy reach. 

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