Bulacan village under state of calamity

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BARANGAY Meysulao in Calumpit town, Bulacan was placed under state of calamity Tuesday morning after the number of people, mostly children, reportedly suffered from food poisoning climbed to 200 as of Tuesday.

The victims, who all came from a birthday party of a two-year-old boy from Barangay Meysulao on Sunday, suffered stomach and chest pains, diarrhea, and vomiting.

According to Calumpit municipal administrator Jojo Tomas, most of the victims believed the poisoning was caused by the spaghetti served during the party.

However, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) administrator Benito Ramos said he does not believe it was the cause of food poisoning as there were other people who were affected even they have not eaten spaghetti.

Ramos is currently conducting investigation on the incident.

Calumpit chief of police Superintendent Jesus Reyes has also been ordered to investigate the food poising incident.

Meanwhile, Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado and Mayor James P. de Jesus assured to provide medical assistance to the victims.

A team will be sent to Barangay Meysulao Tuesday to conduct medical mission to check on all residents and determine the cause of the incident, de Jesus said. (Sunnex)

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