Nashik: At least 34 students, including 13 girls, fell ill after allegedly consuming contaminated water in Dhule district, police said today.
The water was allegedly supplied by a tanker to the private Kasturbai Ashram school in Tavkheda village in Shind Kheda taluka of north Maharashtra`s Dhule district.
The students upon drinking the water started vomiting and complained of diarrhoea late on July 16 night.
A medical team from Dhule civil hospital rushed to the school and provided treatment to the affected students, who were in the age group of 8 to 12 years. Two of the children who were taken ill were admitted to hospital.
Health department sources, meanwhile, said that the condition of all the students was improving.
Dhule collector Prakash Mahajan and zila parishad chief executive officer Anil Landge visited the school last night, police added.
The private ashram school runs classes from first to the tenth standard.