Jagadhari, Nov 5 (UNI) At least 15 children and a woman, fell sick after consuming Jatropha seeds in Chacharauli town near here today.
According to reports, the children, who had gone to play by the Yamuna river, picked the fruits of Jathropa tree growing in abundance by the riverside and ate the kernels.
The sick children were found by a woman, Rasho, who came looking for her children when they failed to return home.
When Rasho, 40, also ate the seeds collected by the children, she also became nauseated and rushed to her neighbours in the Harijan Basti to bring other parents.
The parents from Harijan Basti rushed the children to various private nursing homes in Jagadhri town.
While the woman and seven children were discharged after a few hours of treatment, 8 children were still hospitalised and kept under observation.