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PIX: 170 hospitalised in Mumbai after colour poisoning

Last updated on: March 8, 2012 21:26 IST

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Holi celebrations in Mumbai were marred on Thursday when over 170 people, mostly children, suffered colour poisoning and many were hospitalised following allergic reaction in Dharavi area.

"Altogether 170 cases of colour poisoning came to the hospital and over 50 people who have been affected the most, have been admitted," a hospital source said.

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Image: A child affected by colour poisoning being rushed to a hospital in Sion on Thursday
Photographs: Sahil Salve
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The incident occurred in Shastrinagar area of Dharavi on Thursday afternoon when Holi celebrations were in full swing.

Several people developed allergic reaction to the colours and were rushed to the Lokmanya Tilak municipal general hospital at Sion.


Image: Several children affected by colour poisoning being treated at a hospital in Sion
Photographs: Sahil Salve

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"The affected persons complained of giddiness and vomiting," a hospital official said.

Some cases were serious on admission but are now stable after treatment, he added.


Image: A child affected by colour poisoning being rushed to a hospital in Sion on Thursday
Photographs: Sahil Salve
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Those hospitalised include children aged 9-10 years.


Image: A child affected by colour poisoning being rushed to a hospital in Sion on Thursday
Photographs: Sahil Salve
Tags: Mumbai

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