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Death toll due to toxic sweets rises to 27

Layyah: Death toll has risen to 27 after eating poisonous sweets on Monday.

The tragic incident took place when a resident of Chak No-105 TDA namely Umar Hayat brought sweets from shop owned by Tariq Mahmood and Khalid Mahmood located at Chowk-111 Morh Toil-Indus on the birth of his grandson and distributed it among the people of the area on 20, April.

As a result, about nine persons including five brothers Shahbaz, Irfan, Ramzan, Sikandar and another besides this Abdul Ghafoor, Muhammad Ameer and two kids Khizar and Hafeez died on Thursday.

The deceased and fainted persons were rushed to a local hospital for medico legal formalities and treatment.

The twenty seven persons died so far include eight from the same family.

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Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif had dispatched a team to the area to probe the issue. Investigations on part of the team are underway.

The ten member team is led by Punjab Food Authority (PFA) director Ayesha Mumtaz.

Police have launched an investigation in the matter.

On the other hand, doctors have declared all the patients critical due to lack of antidote to the pesticide that was mixed with the confection.

According to latest details, seven patients have been shifted to Jinnah Hospital Lahore for better treatment.