More than 80 children fall ill after taking mid-day meal

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Jamshedpur, Sep 12 (UNI) More than 80 children fell ill in a state-run primary school in the Narga village under MGM police station today after consuming food prepared under mid-day meal scheme.

Superintendent of police (East Singhbhoom) Naveen Kumar Singh told UNI that the children started vomitting after taking food in the school, which was around 25 kms from the city.

They were admitted in the MGM hospital where their condition was said to be out of danger.

Meanwhile, hospital sources put the figure of ill children at more than 80, and said most of them were relieved after treatment.

The maid who prepared the food said a lizard fell into the food during preparation in her absentia. She said she noticed it only after the incident. Police were investigating the matter.

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