Seven people, including a three-year-old, have died on Tanzania’s Pemba Island after eating suspected poisonous turtle meat.

The turtlemeat is a common delicacy among those living on Tanzania’s islands and coastal areas but the authorities have now banned the consumption of turtles in the area.

A further 38 people were admitted to hospital, but most were discharged and the three who remain are said to be in a stable condition. END

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