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19.06.2017 - 15: 00

Mass poisoning of soldiers in the north of Cyprus

35 Turkish soldiers were taken to hospitals in northern Nicosia with symptoms of poisoning. As reported by Cyprus News Agency with reference to the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet, one of the servicemen is in serious condition.

The state of emergency in the north of the island is connected with the mass poisoning of the military in the province of Manisa in the west of Turkey. In Cyprus, soldiers from Manisa arrived after they completed the training course. In total, the hospital in Turkey and the occupied territories of Cyprus received 731 people.

On Saturday evening, 17 June, servicemen complained of stomach pain and dizziness. The hospital was sent to those who started vomiting and diarrhea.

- For dinner, 5470 soldiers were soup, chicken, rice, jadzhik and dessert. The 590 person felt uncomfortable, 372 of them continue to stay in the hospital. Additional staff was called to the medical facilities, "said Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Yishik. - Nothing threatens the lives of the soldiers, none of them fell into the intensive care unit.

The Turkish authorities began an investigation. It is established that this is an "infectious disease". The poisoning is blamed for the supply company, which supplied the army with poor-quality food. 21 employee of this company was detained. According to another version, soldiers were infected with rotavirus, which is transmitted from person to person through a contact and everyday way.

This is the second case of mass poisoning of the Turkish military. 23 May suffered more than 1000 soldier. It was not possible to save the life of a serviceman.

A deputy from the largest opposition Republican People's Party Tour Yildiz Beecher said on Twitter that the sick are much more than stated.

- Here [in Manisa] is one of the largest military units numbering 6000 soldiers. I can say that 3000 people were injured. For them, [medical] tents are broken. Some of them are in critical condition, "says the deputy from the province of Manisa.

A source: EVROPAKIPR

Tags: Cyprus, North Cyprus, Army, Public Health, Hospitals