Seven Persons Die After Eating Poisonous Turtle Meat In Tanzania.

From Tanzania comes a report that seven people, including a three-year old have died in Pemba Island after eating poisonous turtle meat.

The repots noted that, three others are still in hospital.

It said, the meat is a common delicacy among those living on Tanzania’s Islands and coastal areas but the authorities have now banned the consumption of turtles in the area.

In rare cases turtle meat can be toxic due to a type of food poisoning.

According to the Turtle Foundation Charity, its exact cause is not known but it is thought to be linked to poisonous algae which the turtles eat.