40 tourists fall ill in Puri over suspected food poisoning

Puri (Odisha): At least 40 tourists, hailing from West Bengal, fell ill over suspected food poisoning after having meal at an eating joint here, police said today.

The tourists, from Hooghli and Midnapore district of West Bengal, complained of vomiting, headache and nausea after consuming food from an eating joint near Swargadwar area yesterday evening, police officials said.

26 victims of alleged food poisoning were admitted to various hospitals in the town including the district headquarters hospital, they said.

Most of the affected persons were discharged from hospitals today morning, hospital officials said.