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d000hg
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.

vetran
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.
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"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.

d000hg
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.