LAYYAH: Death toll in toxic sweets has reached 24 after two more persons died in Nishtar Hospital, Multan whereas several people being treated are in serious condition.
Hospital administration has confirmed the death toll.
The incident reportedly took place when Umar Hayat, a resident of Chak 105/TDA brought sweets from a nearby sweetshop located at Chowk 111 to celebrate the birth of his grandson. After eating toxic sweets five persons died on the spot while several others fell unconscious.
The deceased and fainted persons were rushed to a local hospital for medico legal formalities and treatment.
The 24 persons have died so far include eight from the same family.
The police have registered a case and started investigations.
Punjab Food Authority Director Aysha Mumtaz took notice of the incident and ordered inquiry into it.
Meanwhile, the police sealed the said sweets shop and arrested two brothers who are the owners of the shop.
Courtesy : TheNews