Lizard in mid-day meal, 27 students hospitalized in Bihar

Aug 09, 2013, 02:28 IST | PTI

As many as 27 children of a government school fell ill and were taken to hospital today here in Vaishali district after eating mid-day meal in which a dead lizard was found later.

The incident happened at the government middle school in Rampur Bakhra village under Lalganj block. District Magistrate Jitendra Shrivastava said the 27 school children were admitted to Hajipur Sadar hospital where all of them were stated to be out of danger.

The children complained of stomach pain and vomiting after taking mid-day meal which reportedly contained a dead lizard. The DM said the District Education Officer has been directed to inquire into the matter. The police were also probing the issue separately.

Shrivastava said the left out food has been sent for test. The incident has come close on the heels of death of 23 children after eating mid-day meal at neighbouring Chhapra school on July 16. 

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