At least 35 school children became ill after eating contaminated food under the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme in a school in Tilkai village in Bihar’s Jehanabad district on Thursday, an official said. The children complained of stomach cramps and started vomiting soon after consuming the food which comprised of rice, pulses and vegetables.

The students of Tilkai Secondary School were taken to a hospital in Makhdumpur, District Education Officer (DEO) Gayasuddin said.

As the news about the children’s illness spread, anxious parents rushed to the school. - PTI

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