Preliminary checks by the nation’s well being division discovered pesticides within the meals served to mourners on Monday in Ayacucho, a southern Andean area of Peru.
Officers investigating the case have taken samples to check the meals and drinks that have been served to find out the precise contaminants, in response to an announcement from Peru’s Ministry of Well being.
Fifty-two individuals turned in poor health, in response to Peru’s civil protection company.
A press release from the well being ministry says two of the victims, a 2-year-old child and a pregnant girl, are each anticipated to make full recoveries.
“My condolences and solidarity with the households of the deceased in Ayacucho, who died from suspected meals poisoning,” Minister of Heath Silvia Pessah mentioned in an official tweet.
The ages of the deceased ranged from 12 to 78-years-old.
Peru’s civil protection company Indeci mentioned that numerous sufferers had been evacuated from the southern Andean area to the capital metropolis of Lima.