City of Cape Town opens investigation into Wetton poisoning incident

City of Cape Town health officials have now started to investigate the exact cause of the incident but were quick to note that the investigation will take considerable time.
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Wetton Alcohol Poisoning

The mystery poisoning incident that saw six people collapse simultaneously on Wetton street in Cape Town has been taken up for investigation by City Health Officials.

In a bizarre case, six people suddenly collapses flat to the ground after consuming an unknown substance on Wetton Street.

Initial reports indicated that the incident that happened Close to Wetton Circle could have been drug related but most recent reports have revealed that it’s a case of food poisoning.

City of Cape Town health officials have now started to investigate the exact cause of the incident but were quick to note that the investigation will take considerable time.

Speaking to Times Live, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for health Zahid Badroodien, “We do not want to speculate on the possible cause until blood tests or clinical samples have been completed and interviews with those affected have been conducted”.

Investigations of this nature take time to complete, he said, advising the public and the media to allow for the police investigation to run its course so that the victims and their families can be provided with “concrete answers”.

According to Nari, the men had ingested an unknown substance, causing them to collapse. It’s suspected it could be case of food poisoning with News24 reporting earlier that a vehicle was seen handing out food to people on Wetton Road..

ER24 Paramedics, Life Healthcare and the Western Cape Metro Services, arrived on the scene to find that six people had collapsed along Wetton Road.

Medics assessed the patients and found that five people were in a critical condition while the sixth patient was found in a serious condition.

All six were treated on the scene and taken to hospital.

More: Sowetan Live

 

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