(RIA Novosti) - The number of children hospitalized with food poisoning in Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea has risen to 83, local health authorities reported on Friday.

On Wednesday, 59 children from the city of Dzhankoy were hospitalized with suspected food poisoning. A hospital spokesperson said that the three nurseries the children attended all received food from the same supplier.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has ordered an "immediate investigation" into the incident.

In July, 38 children were hospitalized with food poisoning after attending summer camps in eastern Ukraine.


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