Mass poisoning fatalities occurred in southern China

BEIJING, Aug. 21 — RIA Novosti, Vasily Kashin.Eleven people were killed and 150 injured in a mass food poisoning in the county Pishan County Hotan of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Xinhua News Agency reported.

Poisoning affected villagers Sanchzhu, the first symptoms, particularly seizures and vomiting, they appeared Friday night. By Saturday, the number of poisoning has reached 150 people, 11 of them died. The causes of poisoning are not known, authorities are investigating the incident, the victims continue treatment in local hospitals.

Sanchzhu located in the southern part of Xinjiang and is the center of the homonymous municipality with a population of over 27,000 people mostly Uighurs.

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