At least 10 people have died and dozens fell ill after eating contaminated food at a funeral in the Peruvian Andes, authorities said on August 7.
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The food appears to have contained organophosphates, a family of chemicals used in pesticides, Health Minister Silvia Pessah said on local broadcaster RPP.
Authorities were evacuating patients from a rural hospital in Ayacucho, a southern Andean region home to indigenous Quechua-speaking farmers.
Autopsies will confirm the cause of the deaths, the head of Peru’s civil defense agency, Jorge Chavez said on RPP.| | | Next → | Single Page