August 1, Sindhupalchowk: A total of 28 locals have fallen ill after consuming prasad at Chalisegaun of Melamchi Municipality-11 in Sindhupalchowk district.
Deputy Mayor Bhangwati Nepal of Melamchi Municipality said they all had similar symptoms of diarrhoea on Friday after consuming Puja Prasad.
She added that a team of health workers had reached the village for their treatment.
Three were brought to a local health centre for further treatment.
Health workers have stated that the locals suffered from food poison.