RUPANDEHI, June 30: Fifteen people have taken ill after consuming poisonous mushrooms in Butwal Sub Metropolitan City in Rupandehi district.
They are receiving treatment at the Lumbini Provincial Hospital. Of them, five have been admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) and they are reported to be in serious condition, said Thag Bahadur KC, chief of the Area Police Office, Butwal, adding that they fell ill after consuming toxic mushrooms they brought from a nearby forest.
They are Rina BK, 28, Kamala BK, 28, eight-year-old Supriya BK, Bishnu BK, 38, Durga BK, 33, and Hum Bahadur BK, 50, of Butwal Sub-metropolis-12, Hima Kumari Chhantyal, 62, Gauri Maya Sen, 62, Dipa Sen, 65, Yathartha GC, 14, Manju Sen, 42, Hari Sen, 64, and Prakash Sen, 37, of Butwal-4.
Similarly, others are Pema Thapa, 45, Sushila Rokka, 43, Rima BK, 28, Kamala BK, 28, eight-year-old Supriya BK, Bishnu BK, 38, Durga BK, 33, and Hum Bahadur BK, 50, of Butwal-13.