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17th July 2013, 10:15
BBC News - School meal kills at least 22 children in India's Bihar state (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23339789)

Pretty grim.

17th July 2013, 12:24
Full story even worse

BBC News - School meal kills 22 in India's Bihar state (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-23337445)

more deaths expected, organo-phosphorus poisoning (insecticide) suspected.

Twenty-eight sick children were taken to hospitals in the nearby town of Chhapra after the incident and later were moved to Patna.

A total of 47 students of the primary school fell sick on Tuesday after eating the free lunch.

"The doctors who have attended are of the tentative opinion that the smell coming out of the bodies of the children suggests that the food contained organo-phosphorus, which is a poisonous substance," he said.

An inquiry has begun and 200,000 rupees ($3,370) in compensation offered to the families of each of the dead.

poor sods.

17th July 2013, 12:26
£2000 to the family of each dead kid. Can you imagine if it happened in the UK...

Mich the Tester
17th July 2013, 12:33
The free Mid-Day Meal Scheme aims to tackle hunger and boost attendance in schools, but suffers from poor hygiene.

Well, they're 22 hungry kids down on last week.

Bloody awful.