Tumakuru: 11-year-old boy dies, over 20 taken ill after consuming prasada in temple

Daijiworld Media Network - Tumakuru (MS)

Tumakuru, May 22: Even as the recent prasada tragedy that occurred at Chamarajnagar remains still fresh in memory, one more mishap of similar nature has been reported, this time from Pavagada taluk here.

One boy died and more than 20 people were taken ill after consuming prasdam that was served at the Veerabhadra Swamy temple at Nidgallu of Pavagada taluk in the district.

Devotees of Shira origin, who had been to the temple on Monday, May 20 had used the water from the trough to cook the prasada as there was shortage of water.

Within a short while of consuming the food the devotees started vomiting and also suffered dysentry. It is suspected that the contaminated water from the trough may be the cause of the sickness.

A boy aged 11 succumbed to the food poisoning while the others have been admitted to the hospital in Shira.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Temple administration to be made accountable for this incident since the boy breathed his last after consuming prasada of the temple.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, May 23 2019

    My God,what is wrong in our temples Prasadam?was it first time they used the water from trough?Was there no temple own water supply or well?tragody everywhere.poor boy .may his soul rest in peace.Heartfelt sympathy to his family.Hope all these sick people get cured soon ,without any more health problems.I find they should have first tested the water before preparing food for prasadam.Afterall it is for all public too.by the way what is trough?Standing water or flowing?Hope they tested the water later for any chemicals?In hot season water gets spoiled soon.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Get well soon brothers and sisters

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