26 Tejas Express passengers fall ill due to food poisoning

MUMBAI: Twenty-six passengers on the Mumbai- bound Tejas Express from Goa fell ill today after breakfast due to food poisoning, a senior official of the Konkan Railway said.

The train was stopped at the Chiplun station in Maharashtra and all 26 people were admitted to the city’s Life Care hospital. Their condition is not serious, Konkan Railway Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Gupta told reporters.

Chiplun is nearly 300 km from Karmali in Goa, the departure station of the Tejas Express.

Railway Ministry Spokesperson Anil Saxena, however, said 22 passengers took ill after consuming breakfast.

“The train departed at 9 AM from Karmali and 230 passengers were served breakfast on board. A group of seven passengers complained of nausea and were attended to by the on-board supervisor.

“Meanwhile, two groups of passengers, numbering 15, also complained of nausea,” he said in New Delhi.

Saxena said a show cause notice has been served to the catering contractor and “strict action is contemplated” if he is found guilty. (AGENCIES)


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