Two deaths linked to food poisoning from Gombak school, say cops

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 11 Jun 2024

GOMBAK: Two deaths from food poisoning have been linked to food from a school here.

In a statement on Tuesday (June 11), Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Noor Ariffin Mohamad Nasir said that the first case involved the death of a 17-year-old boy after his mother brought back food from the school on June 8.

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"After eating the food, the victim and both his parents experienced diarrhoea. On June 10, the victim fell unconscious.

"He was pronounced dead by medical officers at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)," he said.

The second case involved a two-year-old girl.

"Her father, who works as a security guard at the school, brought food back on the same day (June 8) and gave it to the child. On June 10, the victim's mother observed that she had developed a fever, was vomiting, and was also suffering from diarrhoea.

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"The little girl was pronounced dead while receiving treatment from medical officers at Hospital Selayang," he said.

Both bodies have been handed over to the Selayang Hospital's forensics department for further action. Police have classified the case as sudden death and have informed the Health Ministry of the incidents.

Investigations showed that the victims had consumed fried bihun and fried eggs.

"Those with information regarding the incident are urged to assist with investigations. They are encouraged to contact Gombak police station chief Insp Heirme Che Mad at 014-238 9151, investigating officer Insp Khalpna Rajandhiran at 012-501 8901, or the Gombak police headquarters operation room's hotline at 03-6126 2222," he said.

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