130 school students suffer food poisoning

Last Updated: Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 00:39

Ahmedabad: Over 130 students of a primary
school in Junagadh district of Gujarat suffered from food
poisoning after participating in mid-day meal today, police
said.

The incident took place in a government-run primary
school of Navadra village, they said.

"Nearly 160 students took the mid-day meal at the school
today, out of which 130 complained of feeling sick," Junagadh
District Development Officer (DDO), Banchhandi Pani told PTI.

"Nearly 103 students have been referred to Veraval civil
hospital, while 16 are getting treatment at Prabhas Patan
primary health centre (PHC) while some have been sent home
after treatment," he said.

According to Bani, the students were served Lapsi
(prepared using wheat flour, sugar and ghee) and potato
curry.

Police said samples of the cooked food as well as the raw
material have been sent to the forensic science laboratory at
Junagadh district headquarters for tests.

PTI




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