Mass food poisoning at military barracks in Turkey’s Marmaris
A total of 87 soldiers at a military barracks in Turkey's Marmaris were hospitalized in the Aegean province of Muğla over a period of three days after suffering from nausea and vomiting.
Some 84 of the soldiers were discharged from the hospital following treatment, while three soldiers’ treatment is ongoing. None are reported to be in a life-threatening condition, Doğan News Agency reported.
Initially seven soldiers at the Aksaz Naval Base Command applied to the Marmaris State Hospital’s additional service building located inside the base on June 27 with complaints of vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and headaches. On June 28 and 29, some 80 more soldiers applied to the hospital with similar complaints.
The incident comes after a series of similar cases of apparent food poisoning at barracks across Turkey.
Some 731 soldiers in the First Infantry Training Brigade Command in the Aegean province of Manisa were hospitalized late on June 17 following suspected food poisoning.