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Ten die after eating contaminated food at funeral

At least ten people are dead after eating contaminated food in Peru.
They were among 50 people who fell ill after attending a post-funeral meal in the village of San Jose de Ushua in the Peruvian Andes on Monday.
Several people are in a critical condition in hospital.
Health minister Silvia Pessah said the food appears to have contained organophosphates, a group of chemicals used in pesticides.
Regional health director Jhon Tinco told a local radio station that the victims said they had eaten a meat dish and a fermented corn drink called chicha.
Samples of the food and drink served at the funeral have been taken away for testing.
The victims had to be evacuated from a rural hospital in Ayacucho, a southern region home to indigenous Quechua-speaking farmers.

At least ten people are dead after eating contaminated food in Peru.
They were among 50 people who fell ill after attending a post-funeral meal in the village of San Jose de Ushua in the Peruvian Andes on Monday.
Several people are in a critical condition in hospital.
Health minister Silvia Pessah said the food appears to have contained organophosphates, a group of chemicals used in pesticides.
Regional health director Jhon Tinco told a local radio station that the victims said they had eaten a meat dish and a fermented corn drink called chicha.
Samples of the food and drink served at the funeral have been taken away for testing.
The victims had to be evacuated from a rural hospital in Ayacucho, a southern region home to indigenous Quechua-speaking farmers.