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Panoply of tragedy, just another day?

by RaisedByWolves on July 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

India School Lunch Deaths: 22 Children Die After Eating Meal Tainted With Insecticide
PATNA, India -- The children started falling violently ill soon after they ate the free school lunch of rice, lentils, soybeans and potatoes.

The food, part of a program that gives poor Indian students at least one hot meal a day, was tainted with insecticide, and soon 22 of the students were dead and dozens were hospitalized, officials said Wednesday.It was not immediately clear how chemicals ended up in the food at the school in the eastern state of Bihar. One official said that the food may not have been properly washed before it was cooked.


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