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recuperating: Some of the children undergoing treatment at Tuticorin Medical College Hospital on Sunday. — Photo: N. Rajesh
recuperating: Some of the children undergoing treatment at Tuticorin Medical College Hospital on Sunday. — Photo: N. Rajesh

Eight children were taken ill and admitted to Government Hospital here on Saturday night. Some of the children had swooned after consuming seeds found under trees at Jesu Nagar of Thalamuthu Nagar. A few had vomited immediately after having the seeds.

Parents of the children took them to the hospital. They underwent medical treatment, said Silas Jeyamani, Resident Medical Officer, here on Sunday.

The condition of the children is said to be stable.

They will be kept under observation for a day and will be discharged later.

The children admitted were S. Nasren (13), S. Jacob (10), N. Samraj (12), S. Paulraj (8), D. John (12), M. Jasten (12), Raj (12) and Jeni (12) — all belonging to Thalamuthu Nagar.

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