• 20 children dead from school meal in India: official


    Twenty children have died and more are sick after eating a free meal at a primary school in eastern India, a state government minister said Wednesday.

    “It is sad but true that 20 children died after eating their midday meal, which appears to be poisonous,” education minister of Bihar state P K Shahi told Agence France Presse.

    The death toll rose from eight on Tuesday and some 30 more children were still sick in hospital, he said. AFP