Last update: 12:19 | 04/10/2017
Three people among 28 guests at a wedding party in Ha Giang Province who were hospitalised with symptoms of food poisoning have died, provincial Department of Health director Luong Viet Thuan said.
Patients undergo treatment suffering from food poisoning.
The remaining were still undergoing special treatment at Vi Xuyen District’s General Hospital, he said.
The patients were among 60 people who attended the wedding party of a resident of Vi Xuyen District’s Thuong Son Commune on October 1.
They were taken to hospital hours after being served food and wine the family had prepared.
Three of the guests - Ly Seo Hoa, 59; Vu Seo Su, 42; and Khang Minh Pao, 47 - died not long after suffering from headache, bellyache and vomiting.
The others also had similar symptoms.
Thuan said the department has urged the provincial Sub-department of Food Hygiene and Safety to work with the local authority and hospitals in Vi Xuyen District to ensure timely treatment for patients so that no more patients died of food poisoning.
The department has taken samples of the food to determine the cause of the food poisoning.
The Sub-department of Food Hygiene and Safety has sent a team of officers to provide medical check-up and treatment to those who were part of the wedding party.