Passengers on Puri-bound train fall ill after eating stale food
Kolkata: Fourteen passengers of Howrah Jan Satabdi Puri Express fell sick after consuming the food supplied to them on train.
The Railways has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The passengers took the food at Bhubaneshwar station.
Shortly after the train left, the victims complained of nausea and acute stomach ache.
Many also complained of sweating along with diarrhoea. The fellow passengers tried to treat them and finally contacted senior railway officials.
They felt nervous as no railway doctor was available on board. When the train reached Kharagpur, the victims were taken to the Railway Hospital where they were treated.
Senior railway officials said they will try to find out whether the ailment was because of the food supplied by the railways or they had taken something that were available on the station. They assured that those guilty will be pulled up.
The passengers alleged that stale food was supplied and despite being pointed out to the catering firm, those serving food refused to replace. They further alleged that the quality of food has gone down and no hygiene is maintained. However, the condition of the victims are stable after treatment.