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Police investigates case on food poisoning of 15 children in Luhansk region
10:37, 21 April 2018

Police investigates case on food poisoning of 15 children in Luhansk region

15 children at the ages from 10 to 12 were hospitalized with different severity levels of poisoning in the hospitals of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk after consuming meals in one of the food outlets

10:37, 21 April 2018

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The police are investigating the poisoning of 15 children in Sievierodonetsk, as Tetyana Pokhukay, the Spokesperson of Luhansk Head Department of the National Police, wrote on Facebook.

“Today children from different cities and regions participated in children’s event when they consumed prepared breakfasts. A couple hours later 15 out of 22 children were hospitalized,” she said.

According to her, 15 children at the ages from 10 to 12 were hospitalized with different severity levels of poisoning in the hospitals of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk after consuming meals in one of the food outlets.

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“The investigators opened a criminal proceeding on the grounds of the criminal offense provided by the Criminal Code of Ukraine concerning the violation of the sanitary rules and norms in terms of prevention of contagious disease and mass poisoning,” Pokhukay said.

The police are conducting an investigation to identify the individuals involved in the commission of the mentioned infraction. The exact number of the victims is being determined.

Earlier, Yuriy Garbus, the Chairman of Luhansk Regional State Administration, said that 12 children were hospitalized with food poisoning in Luhansk region. The children were the participants of the event, organized by the charity fund in Sievierodonetsk.

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