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70 hospitalized after eating food at campaign rally

John Unson - The Philippine Star

KORONADAL CITY, Philippines — Seventy people were hospitalized after eating food served during a political rally in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on Sunday. 

Local officials confirmed the incident, saying an inquiry is ongoing. 

Responders from the Lake Sebu municipal disaster risk reduction and management council rushed the victims to different hospitals for treatment. 

The victims were attending a political gathering in Barangay Tasiman, which was organized by the supporters of Lea Bobong, a candidate for the municipal council.

The people reportedly experienced abdominal pains and nausea two hours after eating the food distributed by the event organizer. 

The report did not mention the kinds of food given to the victims.

Local officials said they would issue a final statement on the case within this week.

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