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Dead Lizard In Mid-Day Meal, 87 Students Taken To Hospital In West Bengal

Dead Lizard In Mid-Day Meal, 87 Students Taken To Hospital In West Bengal

KOLKATA: A dead lizard found in the meal of a student prompted the staff of a school in West Bengal’s Bankura district to take some 87 students to a hospital for health check-up.

None of the students of the state-run primary school in Bankura, 220 kilometres from state capital Kolkata, fell ill and they have returned home, an official said.

The lizard was found in the mid-day meal plate of a student of Mandarmani primary school in the district on Friday afternoon.

“There was panic among the students after a dead lizard was found in one of their classmates’ food… The district administration and school authorities took them to the local hospital immediately for check-up, but none was found ill,” said Monirul Islam, Block Medical Officer.

“Most of the students were released immediately after check-up. Two or three of them were kept in the hospital overnight under observation. However, all of them were released today (Saturday),” said Mr Islam, also the Superintendent of Onda Super-Specialty Hospital.

Police also said none of the students fell ill.

PTI