Ranchi, Nov 13 (UNI) At least five students of a government residential school at Bero died and about 40 fell ill after allegedly consuming contaminated food here today.
Official sources said the sick had been rushed to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, where condition of about six was stated to be critical.
The incident occurred at the Bero Awasiya Adivasi school, where the children complained of nausea after consuming milk and banana, served by the school authorities in the evening.
Nearly 150 students, out of total 248, had consumed the food.
Chief Minister Shibu Soren and Human Resources Minister Bandhu Tirkey rushed to the hospital to take stock of the incident.
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