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School children fall ill after eating mid-day meal in MP

Eighty seven children of a state government-run primary school fell ill after eating mid-day meal, near Satna, officials said. After some students who took food provided under the central government's mid-day meal scheme, spotted a dead lizard in it, they said.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2009 23:30 IST

Eighty seven children of a state government-run primary school fell ill after eating mid-day meal, near Satna, officials said. After some students who took food provided under the central government's mid-day meal scheme, spotted a dead lizard in it, they said.

The school authorities asked the children not to eat the food and later informed the officials.

By the time, ten out of 87 students who had been served the meal started vomiting, Maiher Sub-Divisional Magistrate Vinay Kumar Jain told PTI.

"The children were discharged from government hospital last night and as a follow-up a check-up was conducted today and they are fine," Jain said.

The administration has scrapped the contract of Self Help Group Sabri that had been assigned to serve food under the mid-day meal scheme in the school, SDM said.