Over 50 school kids fall ill in Ghaziabad

Over 50 school children fell ill and were admitted to a hospital in this western Uttar Pradesh town after they consumed water from a hand pump in their school premise on Friday, police said.

Ghaziabad: Over 50 school children fell ill and were admitted to a hospital in this western Uttar Pradesh town after they consumed water from a hand pump in their school premise on Friday, police said.

The incident took place in Kalchhina, 20 km from here.

An official said that soon after drinking water from the hand pump, students of a government school started vomiting and showed signs of diarrhoea.

Police rushed over 50 students to hospitals here.

"The cover of the hand pump was found to be open and we cannot rule out the possibility that some foreign material may have been in the hand pump," Chief Medical Officer Ajay Aggarwal told a news agency.

He also said that water samples have been sent for a test and the result was expected in three days.

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