220 youngsters fall ill from Children's Day party

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ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say a festival celebrating Children's Day went badly wrong and more than 200 youngsters were sickened after eating apparently rotten food in a village near the Pacific resort of Acapulco.

Guerrero state Health Secretary Lazaro Mazon Alonso says the party was held Friday at a school in Organos village and people began showing up at hospitals the next day for treatment of food poisoning.

He says those fallen ill included 220 children as well as nine adults, among them teachers, parents and school staff.

Lazaro Mazon said Sunday that the state health department is analyzing food served at the party to determine exactly what caused the food poisoning.

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