India: eleven die after eating 'toxic' rice at temple

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Officials believe a foul-smelling tomato rice and flavoured water offered at Hindu temple in Karnataka was contaminated

Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony in India, a health official said.

Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in Mysore, a city in the southern state of Karnataka.

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