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3 Jun, 2008 05:05

Mass food poisoning kills 2-year-old

A two-year-old girl has died and another child is in coma following mass food poisoning in the Russian city of Abakan in Southern Siberia. Twenty one others are recieving treatment.

The city's prosecutor's office is looking into reasons behind the incident.

Two and three-year-old children have been taken to an infection hospital of Abakan during the last week.

Officials say the source of infection is not ascertained yet, allegedly meningitis is the cause.

The kindergarten has been closed for quarantine measures.