Chinese kids fall ill after drinking soda water

June 6th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, June 6 (IANS) A total of 26 pupils in a Chinese province displayed symptoms of poisoning after drinking soda water offered for free by street vendors Wednesday.

The pupils from Xinninglu Primary School in Xining, capital of Qinghai province, drank the soda water outside their school gate around 3 p.m., Xinhua reported.

Two pupils suffered from vomiting, four had fever and the others felt dizzy after drinking the soda water, officials said.

The cause of the illness was being investigated.

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