Ramadan poisoning? Mid-day meal? Mighty suspicious
Patna: 20 children have died in Bihar, allegedly as a result of food-poisoning from the free mid-day meal provided at their school near Chhapra in the central part of the state, 60 kilometres from the state capital Patna. Most of them who died were younger than 10.
Another 35 children have been admitted to the Patna Medical College Hospital.
The mid-day meal caused severe food poisoning, said sources.
“Nearly 50 students got very sick after eating the mid-day meal at home. By the time they were taken to PSC Mashrak, two children died. By the time they came to us, seven more children had died. We’re treating the children at the moment. Doctors found some foreign chemical matter present.