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SAD: Three kids die from poisonous mushrooms

THREE Chivhu children died last Friday after eating contaminated mushrooms in Range Village, while two others were treated and released.

Prudence Mhangami, 10, died after being admitted to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, while Liona Zariro, 3, and Mazvita Taderera, 2, died after being admitted to Chivhu General Hospital.

Speaking to a local publication, family spokesperson Runzi Kanokora, 39, said two minors survived and have since been discharged from the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.

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“We lost three children after they ate mushrooms they prepared for supper.

“Five children ate the mushroom and only two survived after receiving treatment at Parirenyatwa Hospital.

“We are burying two of the victims today (yesterday) in Chivhu and the older one will be buried at her father’s rural area tomorrow (today).

“The five were staying with their grandfather. On the tragic day, the children picked mushrooms on their way home from school.

“Their grandfather prepared sadza which they were going to eat with milk, and retired to bed a bit earlier.

“The children cooked and ate the mushroom leading to this tragedy,” she said.

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