Funeral prayers were offered for two children who died from alleged food poisoning in Karachi after dining at a restaurant on Monday.
18 months old Ahmed, and 5 years old Muhammad lost their lives on Sunday afternoon allegedly due to food poisoning in Karachi restaurant in the city’s Zamzama area the previous night.
The funeral prayers of the deceased brothers were offered at a mosque in Karachi’s Defence.
Speaking to the media outside the mosque, relatives of the two children demanded that the food inspector be arrested and an inquiry into the incident be completed at the earliest.
A post-mortem of the two deceased brothers was completed on Sunday night. A representative of Jinnah Hospital said the brothers apparently died due to food poisoning in Karachi.
Dr Shiraz, the medico-legal officer (MLO) at Jinnah Hospital said that a report subsequent to the deceased children’s post-mortem had been reserved.
Their deaths look like an incident of food poisoning in Karachi , adding that samples from the bodies and blood specimens had been taken and sent to a laboratory for analysis.
The chemical analysis report from body samples and blood specimens would be released in approximately 5-10 days, Dr Shiraz mentioned.
Police have initiated a investigation into the matter and the restaurant has been sealed for forensic investigation.