Seven people have died and dozens more are in hospital after eating poisonous turtle meat in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar.
Zanzibar’s President Hussein Mwinyi sent condolences to the families of the deceased, in a message shared on Twitter.
Some 24 others were admitted to hospital in Pemba after the incident.
Turtle meat is a common delicacy among locals living along the coastal areas of the Indian Ocean.
It is believed that this particular one consumed was from a poisonous species.
Pemba police boss Juma Sadi has banned the consumption of turtle meat following the incident.
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