60 students take ill after having food at school

A total of 60 students took ill after having the mid-day meals provided to them at the government higher primary school at Benakatti in the taluk on Tuesday afternoon.

The children have been admitted to the district hospital for treatment. Dr Vijaykumar of the district hospital here told DH that the children were out of danger.

There are 277 students in the school and the 60 who took ill were served food in the first batch. The students were taken to the hospital as some of them started vomiting and the others complained of diarrhoea.

One of the students from class IV said a classmate of hers found a lizard in the sambar after rice and sambar were served to them. Soon the students started vomiting.
DH News Service

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