West Bengal: 87 students rushed to hospital after dead lizard discovered in mid-day meal in Bankura

Kolkata: Eighty-seven students were rushed to hospital for a check-up after a dead lizard was found in one of the student's mid-day meal plate at a state-run primary school in West Bengal's Bankura district, an official said on Saturday.

The incident took place in Mandarmani Primary School in Bankura district's Onda on Friday afternoon.

 West Bengal: 87 students rushed to hospital after dead lizard discovered in mid-day meal in Bankura

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According to district administration, none of the students fell ill and most of them were discharged from the hospital after primary check-up.

"There was panic among the students after a dead lizard was found in one of their classmates' food... The district administration and school authorities took them to the local hospital immediately for check-up, but none was found seriously ill," Monirul Islam, Block Medical Officer of Onda, told IANS.

"Most of the students were released immediately after check-up. Two or three of them were kept in the hospital overnight under observation. However, all of them were released on Saturday)," Islam, also the Superintendent of Onda Super-specialty Hospital, said.

The local police also said they were notified about the incident and confirmed that none of the students fell seriously ill.

Updated Date: Nov 19, 2017 11:43:16 IST