Consuming toxic sweets leaves 14 dead in Layyah


LAYYAH: Death toll in Layyah’s tehsil Kahror Lal Eisen as a result of toxic sweets has reached 14.


Umar Hayat, resident of Chak-105, brought sweets from a shop located at chowk-111 upon the birth of his grandson yesterday (April 21).

After consuming the sweets, 5 people died on spot whereas multiple became unconscious. Death toll reached 10 on day one of the incident but it increased to 14 on the second day.

Three children named Irum, Haseeb and Adnan were among the deceased.

According to the doctors of Nishtar Hospital, multiple patients are under treatment in wards 19, 20 and 8 whereas the condition of 2 patients is critical which is likely to increase the death toll even more.