Three children who hail from one family died in Mogadishu’s Yaqshid district on Sunday after taking poisonous herbal medicine, local residents confirm.
Another two patients who consumed the medicine, a father and his child are in critical condition, they are being treated in a private hospital in the district.
The mother of the family was confirmed to be safe after she reportedly refused to take the herbal medicine which been regularly used by the family.
The affected children are aged 15, 10 and 3 years were found dead in the morning with the fourth one and the head of the family are in bad condition.
According to the locals, the father of the family has always been using herbs as medication for a long time as he even planted some [ herbs] at his compound.
The officials of the district are yet comment on the tragic incident.
Drugs dispensation and regulation in Somalia is still a major challenge and cases of wrong self medication are also common.