Two dead, 7 Hospitalized after Eating Poisonous Cassava


Two people have been confirmed dead and seven others hospitalized at Pakwach Health centre IV after eating suspected poisonous cassava.

The victims are all members of the same family, and residents of Ragem West village, Wadelai Sub-County Pakwach district.

The deceased minors have been identified as Mercy Afoyorwoth, a 9-year-old pupil of Paten Primary school and 11-year old Sheebah Giramia, a primary one pupil of Alii Ragem Primary School.

The district health Officer Dr Paul Ajal says samples have been dispatched to the Central Government laboratory in Kampala for examination.

Pakwach District Police Commander Frank Muzoora says they have commenced investigations into the matter.


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