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Insecticide in free meal that killed 23 Indian pupils

By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:35 EDT
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Oil used to cook a school lunch that led to the deaths of 23 pupils in eastern India contained powerful insecticide, a forensic report said Saturday.

The children died after eating lentils, potatoes and rice cooked at the school last Tuesday with oil containing an agricultural insecticide — organophosphorus — that was five times the strength commercially available, the report said.

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