A wedding in Melbourne, Australia, turned into a nightmare on Saturday when nearly a third of the 300 guests began vomiting violently, to the point that at least three of them had to be taken to hospital.
“At least a hundred of us have been sick. It was horrible,” one of the guests wrote on social media, as reported by “The Mirror” on Wednesday.
On Saturday night, a couple’s relatives were celebrating their union at the luxurious The Park reception hall when the little girl responsible for throwing rose petals during the ceremony allegedly began vomiting and displaying stomach flu-like symptoms.
This would have caused a domino effect among the guests, both adults and children: around a hundred experienced similar violent symptoms, including a one-year-old baby.
At least three of them also had to spend the night in the hospital.
It is unclear whether the expensive food, priced at $155 per person, is believed to be the cause of the outbreak, but an investigation has been launched to determine the source.
“It wasn’t just the guests who ate chicken who got sick. Even children, who ate differently from adults, also got sick,” the guest continued, according to British media.
The couple, for their part, would consider filing a lawsuit, according to “The Mirror.”
However, this was the second consecutive event that concluded in this way in the reception room, where the previous Wednesday, 70 health professionals reportedly suffered vomiting and diarrhea after a conference dinner at the same location.
According to a spokesperson for the venue, the City of Port Philip conducted a health inspection on Friday and gave approval to keep the venue open, although no issues with health and safety practices were reported.
“We have carried out a deep clean as a precaution and have received council approval to continue operations. “We will continue to work closely with the City of Port Philip to determine the cause of this outbreak,” he told Daily Mail Australia, according to “The Mirror.”