45 Students Taken Ill After Consuming Mid-Day Meal In Chhattisgarh

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45 Students Taken Ill After Consuming Mid-Day Meal In Chhattisgarh

The students complained of vomiting and nausea after consuming the meal. (Representational Image)

Raipur:  At least 45 students of a primary school in Rajnandgaon district fell ill on Thursday allegedly after consuming mid-day meal, authorities have said.

The students complained of vomiting and nausea after consuming the meal at their school at Kandrapara in Dongargarh town, a district administration official said.

When teachers noticed the deteriorating condition of children, they immediately admitted them to Dongargarh government hospital, he said.

After treatment, about 30 of them were discharged while 15 were still under observation, the official said. "However, the condition of all the children was said to be normal," he said.

Prima facie the children felt uneasy due to food poisoning, the official said.

A probe has been ordered to ascertain the exact cause behind the incident. Further action will be taken after the probe, he added.

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