87 kids ill after mid-day meal in Chhattisgarh school

September 27th, 2008 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Sep 26 (IANS) As many as 87 children were taken ill Friday in Chhattisgarh’s Janjgir district soon after eating their mid-day meal, officials said.”Eighty-seven children enrolled at the Dhardei Government Primary School complained of stomach pain and many of them began vomiting after eating the meal,” District Collector Alok Awasthi told IANS over telephone.

While 81 of them were sent back home after primary treatment, six were still in hospital and were said to be serious, he said.

The school is located in the interiors of Janjgir district, some 200 km from state capital Raipur. The cause for children’s illness was not clear.

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