20 Goa students hospitalised after eating mid-day meal

Updated: Jul 19, 2013, 15:21 PM IST

Panaji: Twenty primary students from a school in Ponda were Friday rushed to hospital after they complained of stomach pain and vomiting after eating a mid-day meal.

An education department official said the students were eating a meal comprising vegetable and lentil curry at the St. Joseph High School in Usgao in Ponda sub-district, 30 km from here.

"They have been immediately shifted to the Ponda ID (Infectious Diseases) hospital for treatment. It appears to be a case of food poisoning," the official said.

The incident comes barely days after 23 school children in Bihar`s Saran district died after eating contaminated food.

On June 27, at least 23 school students similarly fell ill after eating a mid-day meal at Canacona, 70 km south of here.