Pancit downs 108 people in S. Cotabato

May 3, 2022 Jane Eleda 253 views

ABOUT 108 people were rushed to the hospital on Sunday after eating pancit in a campaign rally in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

The victims are residents of barangays Tasiman and Lamfugon.

According to Roberto Baggong, head of the Lake Sebu Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, the victims suffered vomiting and severe diarrhea an hour after eating pancit bihon in an event in Sitio Bayabas, Bgy. Tasiman.

The victims were brought to the Lake Sebu Community Health Care Complex at the town center, where they underwent treatment for food poisoning symptoms.

Last week, at least 75 people were hospitalized after eating tahong and galunggong in Bayambang, Pangasinan.

According to the Bayambang Municipal Health Office, the victims, all residents of Bgy Inirangan, bought the blue mackerel scad (galunggong) and the mussels (tahong) from an ambulant vendor.