Pakistan contaminated sweets kill 23
April 25, Islamabad: At least 23 people have died from eating contaminated sweets in central Pakistan. The deaths began last week after a man in Punjab province bought the treats to celebrate the birth of his son, according to police.
Police have arrested two owners of a local sweetshop and one of their employees while the source of the contamination is investigated.
Officials suspect pesticide from a store next to the shop may accidentally have found its way into the laddoos - ball-shaped sweets popular at special occasions.
Laboratory tests are being carried out after police reportedly found sachets of pesticide inside the sweet shop.
The sweets were bought by Sajjad Hussain, a villager in Layyah district near Multan, after the birth of his son on 19 April, police spokesman Irfan Faiz said, BBC reported.
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