Meal After Man's Wake Kills at Least 8

More are sickened in Peru
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2018 2:55 PM CDT
8 Dead After Attending Peruvian Wake

At least eight people who attended a man's wake have died after eating contaminated food at the service in Peru, reports the BBC. Dozens more remain sick, and Reuters actually has the death toll at 10. The culprit is a meat stew served at the wake in the San José de Ushua district of the Ayacucho region that was somehow tainted. Health Minister Silvia Pessah said the meal contained chemicals used in pesticides known as organophosphates, which were reportedly responsible for two other poisonings in the region in recent months. The best guess for now is that the cook grabbed the wrong box while preparing the meal. (More Peru stories.)

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