20 Goa students ill after eating mid-day meal

Panaji, July 27 (IANS) Twenty students of a secondary school in Goa were Saturday admitted to a hospital when they started to vomit after eating the mid-day meal. The students said they saw a dead spider in the food, an official said.

The incident occurred in Kamleshwar School in Pernem, 25 km from here.

"The children are in hospital and their condition is stable," the education department official said.

The incident comes less than two weeks after 23 school children in Bihar's Saran district died after eating contaminated food.

On July 19, 20 primary school students were admitted to hospital after some of them fell ill after a mid-day meal at a school in Ponda in eastern Goa. Students of a school in Canacona in south Goa were hospitalised June 23 after eating mid-day meal.