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80 children fall ill after consuming mid-day meals in Bihar

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Patna, (IANS): At least 80 children fell ill on Wednesday after taking their mid-day meal at two government schools in Bihar, officials said.

At least 50 children fell ill after eating the meal at a school in Samastipur district, around 100 km from Patna, while 30 children fell ill at a school in Bagaha district, about 200 km from here.

The children complained of uneasiness after eating the meals, followed by vomiting and loose motions, officials said. They were admitted to hospitals.

“All the children are out of danger and their medical condition is stable,” an official said.

In 2013, 23 students died after eating the mid-day meal at a primary school in Saran district.

In Bihar, 16 million students in 72,000 schools daily get food under the mid-day meal scheme.

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