LAYYAH: Police arrested 5 individuals on Tuesday in connection to an incident of mass poisoning which killed 26 individuals.
The arrests have been made throughout a raid at a chemical manufacturing unit at Chowk Azam the place sulphonylurea was produced. Police suspects that traces of this chemical have been current within the sweets which the individuals ate.
The arrested males embrace the proprietor of the manufacturing unit.
The incident befell at a household perform on the residence of Umar Hayat in Chak one hundred and five/TDA space on Sunday. Hayat reportedly introduced sweets from a close-by sweetshop situated at Chowk 111 to have fun the delivery of his grandson. 5 individuals died on the spot after consuming the alleged toxic sweets, whereas a number of others fell unconscious.
At the very least forty individuals have been reported to have been affected after consuming the toxic sweets, and have been rushed to the hospital.
Hospital administration confirmed the demise of three extra sufferers at present admitted on the Nishtar Hospital, the place eight different sufferers are nonetheless being handled, elevating the toll to 26.
The lifeless embrace youngsters, men and women, together with eight individuals from the identical household.
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