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Insecticide in free meal that killed 23 Indian pupils

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 —…

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

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.…