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Bihar: 50 children fall ill after consuming mid-day meals in government school


Patna: At least 50 children fell ill on Saturday after consuming their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar’s East Champaran district, officials said. According to district officials, some students have found parts of a dead lizard in their meal.

Soon after, the children complained of uneasiness, stomach ache, nausea and some also started vomiting. This incident took place at a middle school at Puranhia village. Ten children were admitted to a government-run primary health centre at Ghorsaran and 30 others at the Sadar hospiral in Mitihari. Nearly 16 million students in 72,000 schools across Bihar get mid-day meals daily.