Bhubaneswar: More than 100 persons fell sick after eating the ‘prasad’ (offering) on the occasion of Dussehra in Kendrapada’s Rajnagar block today. The affected persons had taken the ‘prasad’ at a temple in Pinchabania village under the Krushnadaspur Gram Panchayat in Rajnagar.
Today morning, around 100 persons of the lot which ate the offering complained of sickness and vomiting. At least 50 of the sick villagers were administered intravenous fluids at their houses. The district administration has setup a makeshift medical centre at the local primary school to cater to the affected persons.
The prasad – flattened rice, fruits, milk and sweets was offered to the village deity on Dussera at Pilachapatia village. In the evening the prasad was distributed among villagers. Today morning some of them complained of loose motion and vomiting. A doctor from Dangamal Community Health Centre is at Pinchabania monitoring the treatment of the ailing persons.