• Friday, August 12, 2022

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Boy died of allergic reaction after eating nut contaminated sweet at a Navratri festival

Aaron O’Farrell

By: Sarwar Alam

An inquest into the death of an 11-year-old boy concluded this week that he died of a nut allergy after consuming mithai from a gift box which was contaminated with nuts. Aaron O’Farrell, from the village of Doe Lea in Derbyshire, died in September 2014 after his mother gave him the Indian sweet from a gift box of prasad handed out at a Navratri festival event. Jaywantee O’Farrell said she did not see any allergy warnings on the box before feeding the sweet to her son. The Assistant Coroner for Derbyshire, James Newman, recorded a verdict of “misadventure” and offered…

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