19 children dead, dozens ill, after eating tainted school meal in India's Bihar state

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    School meal kills 19 in India's Bihar state. (BBC News)
    more at the link above
     
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    21 children die after eating school lunch in India

    INDRAJIT SINGH, AP
    1 hour ago

    PATNA, India (AP) — At least 21 children died and more than two dozen others were sick after eating a free school lunch that was tainted with insecticide, Indian officials said Wednesday.

    It was not immediately clear how chemicals ended up in the food in a school in the eastern state of Bihar. One official said the food may not have been properly washed before it was cooked.

    The children, between the ages of 8 and 11, fell ill Tuesday soon after eating lunch in Gandamal village in Masrakh block, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the state capital of Patna. School authorities immediately stopped serving the meal of rice, lentils, soybeans and potatoes as the children started vomiting...

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/...ildren-Deaths/

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    Death toll now at 23, according to AP.

    Cooks recount horror of Indian school lunch deaths
    more at the Daily Oklahoman link above
     
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    Container of pesticide? Did somebody use pesticide instead of cooking oil (by mistake or on purpose)? Why did they keep this container in the kitchen?
    I really don't believe this is the case of "unwashed" food. If there was so much pesticide in unwashed food, a lot more people would be dying.
    I think it was added to the food. Probably by mistake.
     
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/18/india-school-lunch-deaths_n_3615274.html

    "The two cooks were not spared either.

    Manju Devi, 30, ate some of the food and fainted. Her three children, ages 5, 8 and 13, fell ill as well. All were in stable condition Thursday.

    While Pano Devi, 35, didn't eat the tainted food, her three children did. Two of them died and the third, a 4-year-old daughter, was in the hospital.

    "Sinha said one of the cooks told authorities that the cooking oil appeared different than usual, but the principal told her to use it anyway. Doctors believed the food contained an organophosphate used as an insecticide, he said."

    "Police were searching for the principal, who fled after the students started falling sick, Sinha said."
     
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    They might want to take a closer look at that principal, maybe he is a nutcase.

    Poisoning via pesticide is a common form of suicide in India, I think it accounts for over 40% of their suicides. I am sure it also accounts for plenty of murders too. It is very common in rural areas so this could have been intentional.
     
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    23 more ill after school lunch in India

    At least 23 treated in latest case


    Author: By Harmeet Singh and Ashley Fantz CNN

    Published On: Jul 19 2013 07:30:32 AM EDT Updated On: Jul 19 2013 09:38:32 AM EDT

    BIHAR, India (CNN) -
    In less than a week's time at two separate India schools, police said Friday, they believe that children have been poisoned by their school lunches.

    At least 23 students in the southwestern coastal state of Goa were treated at a hospital after they got sick at lunch, authorities said. The students, in the third to fifth grades at St. Joseph School, have been released from treatment, Vishram Borkar, a police superintendent in Goa, told CNN.

    St. Joseph School is a government-aided private institution, he said...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...dia/-/1719418/21058110/-/vdg41uz/-/index.html
     
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    Pakistani accused of poisoning to death 22 in feud

    ZAHEER BABAR, AP
    6 hours ago

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police have arrested a cook in central Pakistan who is accused of poisoning to death 22 people as part of a political feud between two branches of the same family, a local police chief said.

    The incident in the town of Mailsi in Punjab province followed recent provincial elections in which Arsal Khan Khichi lost to his cousin Jehanzaeb Khan Khichi, police chief Sadiq Dogar said late Thursday...

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-world/20130719/AS-Pakistan-Poisoning/
     

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