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35 students taken ill eating MDM in Malkangiri

20/08/2019 at 9:10 AM

Bhubaneswar: As many as 35 students were taken ill after eating mid-day meal (MDM) at the Temaporari Colony Primary School at Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district yesterday.

All the ailing boys and girls are now undergoing treatment at the Chitrakonda hospital. Three of the injured have turned critical. The incident has triggered strong resentments among parents and villagers. The villagers have demanded strong action against erring teachers and cook. 

According to reports, the district Collector has ordered for a probe into the incident. He has asked the Chitrakonda Tehsil and the District Education Officer (DEO) to conduct an investigation and take action accordingly.  

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