30 students fall ill after eating mid-day meal in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 05:17 hrs

Raipur: About 30 students have fallen ill after eating mid day meals at their school in Chhattisgarh's Bemetara District.

According to district authorities, the incident took place in a primary school in Maugaon village.

The students complained of stomach pain and vomiting after eating the mid-day meal, following which 25 of them were rushed to Bemetara district hospital.

Bemetara Collector Basavaraju S said the 25 children are out of danger, while the remaining five have been sent back home after a preliminary treatment.

The Block Education Officer and Tehsildar have been sent to Maugaon to probe the incident. The Collector has also directed the Sub-Divisional Magistrate to conduct an enquiry.

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