At least 400 people, mostly elementary students from Surigao Del Sur towns are now being hospitalized after being allegedly poisoned by candy on Friday.
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This was confirmed by Surigao Del Sur Gov. Johnny Pimental in Bombo Radyo.
Most of the victims were students from Cagwait, Lianga, San Agustin, Tago , Marihatag at Tandag City who bought durian and mangosteen-flavored candies “sold by unidentified vendors roaming in the area with an L-300 van.
|Victims are vomiting and complaining of nausea, dizziness, stomach pain and headaches.|
She added that the vendors sold the candies at a cheap price and individually, instead of by packs, to conceal the expiry date and distributor information.
An unconfirmed social media report says nine were already dead and the number of victims closes to 1,000.
As of this posting authorities has already arrested 12 of the suspected vendors who came from Davao City.
Source : CNN/Inquirer.net
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