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Officials said the incident occurred after the girls were served dinner around 8:30 pm on Sunday. Photo: IBNLive

Around 70 students of a government girls residential school at Shegaon in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, were admitted to a hospital after they complained of food poisoning on Monday.

Officials said the incident occurred after the girls were served dinner around 8:30 pm on Sunday. The food served to girls was under the Samaj Kalyan Scheme.

The girls, aged between 12 and 15 years belonging to backward classes, complained of severe pain, vomiting and were rushed to Shegaon governmental hospital, health authorities at the hospital said. Over 40 girls have been discharged from the hospital and most of them have been reported to be out of danger. One girl's condition was reported to have taken a turn for the worse and she was shifted to the Akola hospital.

A case has been registered at the Shegaon police station against the contractor of the mess on the basis of a complaint filed by the social welfare department.

The incident took place at a time when authorities are keeping a check on the meal served to the students in view of the recent complains of food poisoning from various parts of the country including Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Haryana.

Recently, a dead lizard was found in the mid day meal of a government school in Palwal district of Haryana.

Earlier, more than 6o girl students had fallen ill after eating food served at a school in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, under the mid day meal scheme. A few days ago, 23 students died after having mid day meal in Chhapra district of Bihar.

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