Fear as 200 people suffer food poisoning

Up to 200 people have suffered from food poisoning in the eastern part of Afghanistan.

The incident occurred in Satkai village of Zazai Maidan district on Sunday evening when the villagers attended a charity meal.

According to an official, all the victims have been taken to nearby hospitals and clinics, said provincial police spokesman Mustaghfar Garbaz.

Without providing more details, the official added that further investigations were underway.

In the meantime, one of the villagers, Tahir Azimi, claimed that around 400 people became sick after taking the meal.