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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Patna/Gaya, December 15, 2012
Over 100 children fell ill after they ate food served under the mid-day meal scheme at a school in Jehanabad district of Bihar. This is fourth such incident in the district within a year.

The incident took place on Thursday in a middle school at Tilkai village in Makhdumpur block of Jehanabad, 50km south-east of the state capital. Soon after consuming the meal, children started complaining of stomach cramps. All of them were then rushed to a hospital at Makhdumpur. Jehanabad DM Balamurugan D said the school had claimed that drops of phenyl, used for cleaning floors, got mixed in rice, causing the children to vomit. 

The DM said he had ordered a probe in the incident.