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As many as 140 people fell sick in Eluru town of West Godavari district on Sunday The cause of their sickness is yet to be ascertained.

However, authorities said situation is under control at local government hospitals in Eluru, West Godavari district, where patients were admitted with complaints of giddiness and epilepsy. "All medical help has been provided to patients and everyone is safe," said Andhra Pradesh Deputy CM and Health Minister Alla Kalikrishna Srinivas.

"Number of people falling sick in Eluru is increasing. From last night to this morning around 140 people got admitted and discharged. Symptoms include nausea and fainting. Reason is not yet known," Dr Mohan, superintendent of Eluru government hospital told ANI.

As soon as the doctors and police came to know the matter, they shifted them to Eluru government general hospital.

Doctors said that they have sent the blood samples of the patients to Vijayawada government hospital for testing.

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