26 students fall ill after eating midday meal at Delhi school

Mid Day Meal

New Delhi, July 11:  At least 26 students have fallen ill after consuming mid-day meal in a government school in the national capital on Wednesday. 

The incident took place at a State Government school in Narela.

The ailing students have been hospitalised for treatment, news agency IANS quoted police official as saying.

A police official further stated that these children — of classes 6 to 8 — fell sick after consuming the meal served at their school in Narela area of north Delhi and were rushed to Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital. “Early symptoms included abdominal pain, dizziness and vomiting,”.

The official said that a formal complaint was received from school. “We are in the process of lodging an FIR. Inquiry is on to find out of it was negligence on part of the school or the food caterer,” he said.

Though the children’s condition improved after a few hours, they are still under observation and haven’t been discharged yet, he added.

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