Uttar Pradesh: Students fall sick after eating expired biscuits

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In a shocking incident, at least 63 students of government school allegedly fall sick after consuming expired biscuits given which was provided to them in Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening.

It was reported that the biscuits were provided by the school authorities.

The students in the Aashram Paddati Vidyalaya allegedly suffered abdominal pain and started vomiting, following this; they were transferred to a local hospital.

A district administration official said in a statement, “All the 63 students at the hospital are stable now. Other 42 students have also been examined. We seized samples of biscuits on the complaint of students and found out they were expired. The food store in the school has been sealed. Strict action will be taken against defaulters”.

The students also complained that they were provided by the unhygienic food in the school.

While speaking to the media, a student said, “We often find insects in our food. We also found pieces of broom and hair in the rice. Rotten peanuts are given to us. Today also, we were provided expired biscuits after which we started vomiting”.

The school was run by the by the social welfare department.

However, an inquiry has been ordered in this matter.

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