Temple crowd suffers food poisoning in India

At least 500 persons, majority of them children, were admitted in various hospitals in and around Kanhangad on Thursday following suspected food poisoning.

They are said to have taken food from a temple Attenganam, 15 km from Kanhangad, as part of the Shivaratri festival on February 13 and 14.  Condition of some of the victims was said to be critical.