Bhagalpur: More than 100 children fell sick after eating contaminated mid-day meal at Mohammadpur village based middle school in Naugachia of Bhagalpur district of Bihar on Thursday.
Sub divisional officer of Naugachia Uttam Kumar said that about 100 children had consumed mid-day meal at the mentioned school, reports news agency UNI.
Other reports suggest that the condition of 30 children is critical.
The officer said that the children began to vomit and their condition deteriorated after which they were rushed to the sub-divisional hospital immediately.
Kumar said all the children were undergoing treatment at the hospital and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital of Bhagalpur has also been put on alert, as reported by UNI.
He said the reason behind the contamination of the mid day meal food in the school is yet to be ascertained.
The block education officer has been instructed to inquire into the incident.
Upon getting the information, the families of children reached the hospital and accused the school administration of negligence and demanded action.
Earlier in the same district, more than 50 children fell ill after eating the mid-day meal on August 5 this year.
The students of Jagdishpur Saino middle school had claimed that a lizard fell into the vegetables during the cooking, and the school administration served the vegetables along with other food to them.