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120 children fall ill after consuming food at school hostel

Press Trust of India  |  Lakhisarai (Bihar) 

Altogether 120 children had fallen ill due to poisoning at a government-run school in Bihar's district, police said today.

The students at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, in area of the district, complained of nausea and stomach ache last evening after consuming dinner at the school hostel, of Police Kartikeya Sharma said.

Many also vomited multiple times, following which they were rushed to a local hospital by school authorities, the SP said.

"The students were served rice and paneer curry for dinner. Soon after taking their food, they started feeling uneasy and sick. Of the 120 affected students, 70 were taken to Barahaiya-based referral hospital," he explained.

The doctors attending to the children said they were out of danger, Sharma said, adding that 20 students, who complained of discomfort even after treatment at hospital, were admitted to as a "precautionary measure".

Shobhendra Kumar Choudhary, who visited the school premises this morning, called for a probe into the incident.

He also ordered closure of the school for the next three days and said "stern action" would be taken against those found guilty in the case.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 15:50 IST