KARACHI: Another victim of alleged food poisoning passed away on Saturday morning after five children from the same family died earlier on Friday, Express News reported.
A paternal aunt to the five children who died a day before, Beena Badruddin, 28, passed away after she remained admitted in the ICU for a day.
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The family, including Badruddin, had only arrived in the port city from Quetta on Thursday night.
Following the incident, the Sindh Food Authority submitted a report on the matter to the chief minister. Several cabinet members and lawmakers reached the hospital to condole the bereaved parents.
According to police officials, the victims’ father, Faisal Zaman had arrived in Karachi from Quetta with his wife, Nida Faisal and their five children on Thursday night. Faisal’s sister Badruddin also accompanied them on the trip.
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In November, two minor brothers died of food poisoning and their mother was hospitalised after dining out at a high-end restaurant in an upscale neighbourhood of Karachi.
According to SSP South Pir Muhammad Shah, the family had eaten dinner at the restaurant in DHA Phase V and later had some sweets at a shop outside an amusement park.