Five family members hospitalized after consuming “forest herbs” in north Kashmir

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Five members of a family fell unconscious after consuming “forest herbs” at home in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, reported a local news agency, Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

Unidentified police sources said that a family at Meeyal Kralpora area of Kupwara district consumed “some forest vegetables”. After the consumption, all the five members of the family fell unconscious.

The neighbours shifted them to Sub-District Hospital Kralpora and they were referred to District Hospital Handwara.

A medico said that prima facie it seems that the herbs (forest vegetables) they consumed were poisonous in nature. “All these members including two kids are being treated in the hospital,” he said.

He identified these members as Abdul Gafar Khan (50), Javaid Ahmed Khan (36), Masooda Begum (35), Basit Majeed (12), and 10-year-old Hamid Majeed.

Meanwhile, a police official said that they are investigating the matter. (KNT)

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