Berlin kebab stand investigated after 19 patrons fall ill

BERLIN (AP) " Berlin police are investigating a kebab stand in the city's center after a tour group of 14 young asylum-seekers and a Dutch family of five fell ill after eating there.

Police told the dpa news agency Thursday the asylum-seekers, who live in the state of Hesse, had been brought to see the capital and stopped for lunch at the Turkish kebab stand in a Potsdamer Platz shopping mall.

As they continued their tour they all began feeling ill and after several started throwing up, their supervisors called ambulances and they were taken to a hospital for treatment. The Dutch tourists also needed medical attention.

The stand has been closed, the suspect meat confiscated, and the operator is being investigated on suspicion of causing bodily harm and violating health codes.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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