Monday 24 October 2016

At Least 120 School Kids Taken Ill After Eating Sweets at I-Day Functions


At least 120 schoolchildren today fell sick after eating sweets at Independence Day functions at four primary schools in Chaubepur village of the district, police said.

According Kanpur District Magistrate Roshan Jacob, the schoolchildren, along with at least 12 other persons, have been admitted in a primary health centre in the village and a local hospital, where doctors said that the condition of some of them was critical.

The chief medical officer, with a team of 12 doctors, is attending to them.

Jacob said, "At least 120 children, all aged less than 12 years, started vomiting after consuming laddus distributed at the I-Day functions at four primary schools in Chaubepur."

He said the village head had bought the sweets from a shop in Ashok Nagar area. Police have arrested the owner and sealed the shop.

"Some children took the laddus home and gave them to their family members and siblings, who also complained of food poisoning," Jacob said.

The DM said that he along with the CMO and 12 other doctors rushed to the spot and admitted the sick children to a primary health centre in the village.

Some of them were critical and were taken to Rama Hospital in Kalyanpur, he said.

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