721 people poisoned by mushrooms in Iran

MENA

Published: 2018-05-20 11:00

Last Updated: 2018-05-20 12:03


Sometimes it's difficult to tell when a mushroom is poisonous. (Minds of Malady)
Sometimes it's difficult to tell when a mushroom is poisonous. (Minds of Malady)
Roya News Source

More than 721 people have been poisoned and nine have died by mushrooms in seven provinces in Western Iran, the spokesperson for the country’s emergency services has told local media on Saturday.

According to ISNA news agency, about 50 of those are in critical condition.

The mushrooms consumed were “not distinguishable” from edible ones, according to the Yasuj University of Medical Sciences.

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