July 17th, 2013
09:08 AM ET

Tainted school lunch kills 22 kids

At least 22 schoolchildren died in northeastern India after eating free school lunches that contained a poison, a state official said.

More than 25 others have been hospitalized in Bihar state, said Education Minister P.K. Shahi, after ingesting an insecticide that was in the food.

The poison was organophosphorous, a chemical that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is commonly used in agriculture.


Filed under: Education • India
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  1. Zandria

    Hey sista!
    @chrissy. Poor girl. Sorry about Pam. And these poor kids in India. Truly sad.

    July 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    I only posted once today!! Saying not me @ 9:40

    July 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Not me @ 9:30, 12:12, and 1:11 today nor 9:40 yesterday!

    July 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TvNyC

    Sad story. My heart goes out to those families affected in this tragic event. We need to help more. We all need to help each other. Not try to screw each other by sinning all the time.

    July 19, 2013 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Agreed @ TvNyC! And @ Piankie, jeff was totally justified in that statement! Ya see @ JR, when you start your shenanigans they stop putting current events on TJI!

    July 19, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. rupert

    Ask not what your news blog can do for you.
    Ask what you can do for your news blog
    *rupert* July 19, 2013.

    July 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Cheese, mushrooms, black olives, onions, and of course....carp.

    July 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    So essentially the CDC is worthless to India. If we say wanted to be in the know about this stuff, we could of called the real rocket scientists over at Ortho or Kerr McGee. Besides that the Principal is now I understand is running at large.

    July 20, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Sooooo @ rupert, how many times a day would you say you die in a day? I would guess 30 at a minimum, cuz thats how many times you return to this blog in a day as a different person (supposedly)

    July 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Cant do what? And if its not you posting as all of us then who do you supose it is? I kinda enjoy reading all the made up ones but get pretty annoyed when trollio uses our names! I dont know how many times i have to say that before trollio's brain absorbs that.

    July 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bambi

    It's Sunday, the Lord's day. Can the conflict please stop? Can someone post about those poor children that consumed that tainted food? A little consideration would be nice.
    Thank you.

    July 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    I havn't posted at all today. The troll may have the blog by all means.

    July 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Me either on this thread since 1:38 yesterday.

    July 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Ironic isnt it @ dazzle.

    July 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rupert

    What i find perplexing is why was there a chemical in the food.

    July 22, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
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