China: Pesticide not sauce added to lunch; 1 dead


Xinhua News Agency said in a brief dispatch Thursday that the chef was among those who fell ill after eating the lunch at a construction site in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The others who were sickened were migrant workers. Two people were in critical condition.

Xinhua quoted the police as saying it was a crime of negligence. There was no mention of whether the chef had been charged.

The report gave no other details.

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