According to the Daily Graphic, at least five persons have reportedly passed away after consuming a dinner of waakye, or rice and beans, that they purchased at a restaurant at Oyibi Bush Canteen Junction in Accra.
According to reports, some 40 people were impacted, and five of them, including a pregnant woman and a lotto vendor, passed away.
When the victims, which included the waakye vendor known as Yellow Sisi and some of her family members, complained of having a severe stomach ache after eating the meal last Friday, they were taken to Valley View Hospital, Oyibi Hospital, Dodowa Hospital, and other facilities.
The Yellow Sisi Waakye joint is considered to be one of the popular food joints at Oyibi Bush Canteen.
The kiosk was shut and the establishment was quiet when the Daily Graphic team visited the location.
Since it is assumed that the shop owners who also ate at the restaurant that day and had the adverse effects were also stated to be undergoing treatment in the hospital, a few of the nearby businesses were also shut down.
A number of individuals were transported to the hospital in critical condition, but “as of today, all the patients have been discharged,” an official stated when the Daily Graphic followed up with Valley View Hospital for confirmation.
The Kpone Katamanso District Hospital received the hospital’s data, which was then further investigated there to determine the root of the issue. This was all that the Valley View Hospital officials could say about the number of persons who might have been impacted.
Source: Daily Graphic