Meghalaya: 14 workers die after eating wild fruits

Meghalaya: 14 workers die after eating wild fruits

SHILLONG: Fourteen migrant labourers died in a remote village in Meghalaya after they were suspected to have eaten wild fruits, police said on Tuesday.

"The bodies of the 14 migrant workers were found on Monday. We suspect they died after they ate chutney made of wild fruits on Sunday evening," Inspector General of Police G.H.P. Raju said.

He denied any foul play in the tragic incident. "There is no evidence of any foul play, but we are awaiting the autopsy report for ascertaining the cause of death," Raju said.

Doctors conducting the post-mortem examinations said that the dead men could have died of food poisoning after consuming a locally grown wild fruit, Soh Khuiatur.

(With inputs from agencies)

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