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Tejas Express: 24 passengers taken ill after eating breakfast

At least 24 passengers travelling to Mumbai from Goa on Tejas Express fell ill on Sunday after consuming breakfast served by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).


  |  Updated On : October 15, 2017 07:16 PM
Tejas Express: 24 passengers taken ill after eating breakfast. (File Photo)

Tejas Express: 24 passengers taken ill after eating breakfast. (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

At least 24 passengers travelling to Mumbai from Goa on Tejas Express fell ill on Sunday after consuming breakfast served by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

According to reports three passengers out of 24 are in the intensive care unit.

Konkan Railway officials confirmed the development and said, “All passengers were deboarded at Chiplun and rushed to government and private hospitals.”

According to officials, on learning passengers falling ill after consuming breakfast they were deboarded at Chiplun and rushed to government and private hospitals.

According to IRCTC about 290 passengers were served breakfast. Three passengers around 12 pm complained about feeling uneasy and started vomiting. A couple of minutes later more passengers complained of similar symptoms.

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IRCTC tweeted, “Dear Sir/Ma'am, We understand your concern.We would like to assure you that all the passengers currently hospitalized are out of danger and the same has been confirmed by hospital authorities.”

First Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 06:51 PM


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