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60 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal

Barpeta : Sixty students of a primary school at Chenga in Assam’s Barpeta district fell ill after eating their mid-day meal, official sources said today.

The students of Hahchara Lower Primary school fell ill yesterday and were admitted to the hospital after they started vomiting. They also complained of fever and diarrhoea.

They have been kept under observation but their condition is stable now, the doctors said.

Meanwhile, Barpeta Deputy Commissioner Thaneswar Malakar has directed the hospital authorities to take all the necessary steps to provide best treatment to the affected students.

—PTI