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20th December, 2017

Sixteen hospitalised with suspected poisoning

A total of 16 people, among them children, were hospitalised from Szerep, Hajdú county, on Tuesday, because of suspected poisoning, county police spokesman on duty Dénes Dobó told state news agency MTI.

First, six adults and five children, then another five people were taken to the Gróf Tisza István Hospital in Berettyóújfalu and to the Debrecen University Clinic. All had felt ill from an unknown agent or liquid. Police are investigating.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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