30 students take ill after eating midday meal in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 17:11 hrs

Chhattisgarh: Nearly 30 students were fell ill after eating midday meals at their school in Chhattisgarh's Bemetara district today, district authorities said.

"Thirty students of a Primary school at Maugaon village 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 told PTI over phone.

"The condition of these 25 children is said to be out of danger and other kids were sent back home after a preliminary treatment at the village," the Collector added.

After consuming the mid-day meal this afternoon, the children started vomiting. When their teachers noticed it, they took the students to a local health centre, from where most of the children were referred to Bemetara for further treatment, the Collector said.

Considering the seriousness of the incident, 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.

"The cause behind the incident can be ascertained only after the probe ends and stern action will be taken against those found guilty," the Collector said.

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