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Madagascar: Three dead and forty severely poisoned after eating turtle meat

Severe food poisoning occurred on Sunday in the village of Andavonkonko in the region of Diego Suarez in northern Madagascar.

Fifty people have consumed "poison" meat of a sea turtle caught by a fisherman on the day of the tragedy.

According to a latest report carried out on Tuesday evening three victims, including a 9 month old and a baby of two years are reported.
47 other people were also hospitalized in public hospitals in Diego Suarez.
According to the initial assumptions made by the medical profession, the turtle at the source of food poisoning could ingest highly toxic algae before its capture, as related by the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.

Antso Rajaona

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