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170 in hospital after colour poisoning

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Children under treatment for allergic reactions during Holi celebrations at Shastrinagar area of Dharavi in Mumbai on Thursday.— PHOTO: PTI
Children under treatment for allergic reactions during Holi celebrations at Shastrinagar area of Dharavi in Mumbai on Thursday.— PHOTO: PTI

Holi celebrations in Mumbai on Thursday were marred when over 170 people, mostly children, suffered “colour poisoning” and were hospitalised following allergic reaction in Dharavi area.

“More than 170 cases of colour poisoning came to the hospital,” a source at the Lokmanya Tilak municipal general hospital in Sion said, adding the children will be kept under observation for at least a day.

The incident occurred around 12.30 p.m. in Shastrinagar area of Dharavi when several children playing Holi started complaining of giddiness and vomiting. — PTI


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