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93 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal in Bihar

Mid-day meal. (File Photo: IANS). Image Source: IANS News

Patna, July 20 : At least 93 students fell ill after consuming a mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar’s Banka district, an official said.

The incident occurred on Wednesday at the Anandpur middle school in Rajaun block.

The students have claimed that a dead lizard was mixed in the meal. But officials have denied the allegation.

The students suffered from stomach ache and incessant vomiting, following which they were admitted to a health centre in Rajaun block where doctors discharged them after preliminary treatment.

“After learning of the incident, a Block Development Officer was immediately sent to conduct af probe. There was no lizard in the mid-day meal. Every time a mid-day meal is prepared in the school, the teachers and the cook eat it first before it is served to students,” Banka District Magistrate Anshul Kumar said.

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