More than 300 people who came for a picnic on Friday fell sick after eating at a resort at Baluakandi village of Gazaria upazila in Munshiganj.
Former students of Karihati High School along with their families arrived at Meghna Village Holiday Resort in twenty microbuses, four buses and one minibus for a picnic on Friday morning.
People who came for the picnic fell sick one by one after having evening snacks at the resort.
A former student of the school, Amir Hossain, said that it was believed that everyone got sick from eating beef served for the lunch which smelled bad. ‘20 sick people were sent to Gazaria Upazila Health Complex. The rest of the people left for different places for better treatment,’ he added.
Gazaria police station officer-in-charge, Mollah Soheb Ali said that the sick people were sent to Upazila Health Complex.
‘The resort authorities could not be contacted. The authorities, including resort manager Sohel Mia, were not found,’ the officer added.