16 Dec 2003

Four people in Fiji die of fish poisoning

2:49 pm on 16 December 2003

Four people have died in Fiji following two incidents of fish poisoning.

A mother and her eight and nine year old sons died in Lautoka after eating fish for dinner at the weekend.

In a separate case, a man died in Labasa.

Other members of both families are recovering in hospital.

All had eaten a type of fish which is usually poisonous at this time of the year.