Jammu & Kashmir

13 hospitalised after consuming ‘wild mushrooms’ in Ganderbal, 8 referred to SKIMS

women selling wild mushrooms in Kashmir. File Photo

Ganderbal: At least 13 persons have been hospitalized after consuming wild mushrooms in Banjar Basti Gutlibagh area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Official sources said that soon after villagers consume the forest variety of mushrooms, commonly known as ‘Jangal Hedar’, they complained of vomiting, diarrhea, and other reactions.

They said at least 13 people complained of the same problems following which they were admitted to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Ganderbal.

“Of them, eight persons have been referred to SKIMS Soura for further treatment,” sources said.

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