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Prosecutors in the Tyumen region have opened a criminal case over the mass poisoning of children in Novy Urengoi
Prosecutors in the Tyumen region have opened a criminal case over the mass poisoning of children in Novy Urengoi. Criminal proceedings were opened under the Criminal Code article on "production, storage and transportation or sale of goods or products which do not meet safety requirements," the press service of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area prosecutor's office told Itar-Tass on Wednesday. On September 17, twenty children were hospitalised with poisoning symptoms. They are being treated at a hospital in Novy Urengoi. Tatyna Gataullina, chief expert of the Rospotrebnadzor consumer health watchdog in the Autonomous Area, said "77 children under 14 years of age fell sick. Of those, 57 show a mild disease, and the remaining 20 are being treated for poisoning of medium gravity. They all had meals in the school canteen." At present, the condition of all children is satisfactory. No new cases have been reported. According to preliminary information, the poisoning was caused by vegetable salads. A final diagnosis is due in two to three weeks. The department of the Prosecutor General's Office in the Ural Federal District is supervising the probe.
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