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Three people found dead in a room in Meghalaya died from mushroom poisoning

Three persons including a woman were found dead in a room at the New Shillong Township late on Sunday evening, police said on Monday. Police said the three are believed to have died due to mushroom poisoning.

The three, all employees of the Institute of Science and Bio Resource (ISBR), were found dead in a room at the institute building which is being constructed in Umsawli.

The three were identified as a security guard, Backstar Kharkrang (30), and two cleaners, Sheba Kharbani (40) and Rupert Donbor Dohtdong (43). The three are residents of Mawlai Phudmuri in the capital city.

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