11 children fall sick after eating Jatropha seeds



Munger: Eleven children were taken ill after eating Jatropha Curcas seeds at Rampur Residential school in Bihar's Munger district late night, official sources said.

All the children were admitted to a Primary Health Centre (PHC) under Jamalpur police station limits where their condition was stated to be out of danger, Civil Surgeon of the PHC Dr Jagat Prasad said.

The children had plucked the seeds from a nearby school compound and consumed it.

Jatropha Curcas is a poisonous, semi-evergreen shrub whose seeds can be used to produce a high quality biodiesel fuel.

PTI