More than fourteen persons were treated for suspected food poisoning last night, after consuming chicken roti from a vendor, it has been reported.
The incident occurred at Micoud near a ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) event, according to reports reaching the Times.
Sources have said that several of the persons who became ill were seen at a medical station at the SLP event, staffed by a Doctor and two nurses.
St Jude Hospital is reported to have treated fourteen persons who were subsequently discharged, while Victoria Hospital (VH) has reported treating three individuals for symptoms that included diarrhea.
However VH officials could not say whether the three cases were related to the Micoud event.
Four persons were transported to hospital via ambulances from the Micoud and Vieux Fort Fire stations.
It is reported that the patrons began feeling ill after consuming chicken rotis sold by a female vendor.
The problem was reportedly only recognized after the woman had sold all the estimated twenty-five of the items she had brought to the event.