As many as 35 students of a private institute in Himachal Pradesh have been hospitalised after consuming substandard food last night.
Their condition continues to be critical. The students belong to the Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT) in Waknaghat in Solan district, 25 kilometres away from Shimla.
According to primary reports, it seems to be a case of food poisoning, a senior doctor said.
150 STUDENTS FELL ILL
A total of 150 students fell ill after having adulterated food in their hostel mess on Thursday night.
"The students were admitted late last night", Shimla's Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) Senior Medical Superintendent Ramesh Chand said. Some ailing students were also referred to Kandaghat and Solan.
Chand added, "After having their meals, students started complaining of restlessness, abdominal discomfort and generalised weakness. They started coming to the hospital in groups at around 2 a.m."
(WITH INPUTS FROM IANS)