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8 children die, 60 others hospitalized after eating bad school lunch

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 15:35 EDT
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Eight children died and 60 others were taken ill, some hospitalised, on Tuesday after eating lunch served at their school in eastern India, officials said.

“The eight children died after consuming the midday meal in their school,” local Bihar state administrator Abhijit Sinha told AFP by telephone.

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