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The food turned killer, wails woman whose two sons died
Wednesday July 17, 2013 8:34 PM, IANS

The "food has turned killer", wailed a woman whose two sons were among the 20 children who died after they ate mid-day meal at their school in Bihar's Saran district.

"This food has turned killer. We did not know that when the children go to school then we will get to see their dead faces," lamented the woman whose two sons Prahlad and Rahul died in the tragedy that also left 60 children sick, including 10 critically.

The woman, wife of Harendra Mishra in village Dandaman, cried bitterly as she sometimes cursed the government and sometimes stared blankly at those who trooped into her dwelling to console her.

A pall of gloom hung over Dandaman village where 20 student and the cook died.

Another villager, Ramanand Rai, lost his daughter Kajal and her grandmother said the family's dream now lay shattered.

According to available statistics, 22,102 government schools do not have kitchens in the state. In 7,235 schools, the storage room is under construction.

The mid-day meal scheme is running in 72,000 primary, middle and aided primary schools alongwith madrassas and other educational centres in Bihar.

District Magistrate Abhijit Sinha said 10 children died after eating the mid-day meal at Dharamsati primary school in Masrakh in Saran district, about 100 km from here. Later, eleven more children died and more than 60 fell ill.

Over two dozen sick children have been brought to the Patna Medical College and Hospital after their condition deteriorated.

Twenty dead children were buried near the school.

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