Andhra Pradesh: Food poisoning in govt school allegedly takes 70 students ill

The students were shifted to the hospital immediately and their health is said to be stable now
Image for representational purpose only (Pic: TNIE)
Image for representational purpose only (Pic: TNIE)

Almost 70 students of Kasturba Gandhi Girls' School in Paderu of Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam fell sick allegedly due to food poisoning after consuming food at their hostel mess on Monday night, informed officials on November 23.

Soon after dinner, the students started vomiting and complaining of uneasiness, and they were taken to a hospital nearby.

"Around 70 students were shifted to hospitals after they reported vomiting on Monday late night. The health of all the students is stable now. Doctors have examined the students and have taken their samples to figure out why they fell ill. I will give the report only after doctor's confirmation," said L Chandrakala, District Education Officer.

"According to the information I have received, they started vomiting after dinner on Monday. We suspect its food poisoning," added Chandrakala.

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