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70 schoolchildren taken ill after mid-day meal in Lucknow

After the children consumed the meal at a school they began vomiting and complained of loose motions

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Over 70 children were taken ill on Wednesday after eating the at a government primary in the state capital, officials said.

As soon as the children consumed the meal at Juggaur primary in Chinhat block around noon, they began vomiting and complained of loose motions.

Locals and parents rushed the children to the nearby Lohia in Gomtinagar where the condition of a few was said to be serious.

Senior district and education department officials rushed to the to oversee the treatment.

Angry parents created a ruckus at the and allowed the staff to leave only after the intervention of some elders.

In the past too, many cases in which stale and poor quality food was served to children have come to light.

First Published: Wed, September 02 2015. 17:20 IST
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