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.

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  1. Zandie

    Maybe somehow it was an accident.

    July 22, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. piankie

    Or worse, it was planted there.

    July 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I hate what's been happening here.

    July 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    It should read, "Back in the day, This Just In......" I guess they're not sharing anymore.

    July 24, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    In your dreams.

    July 24, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol @ Mary. Good one but hes just the same person as the rest of the trolls. All ONE person JGR.

    July 24, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    How is that nosy @ Jeffrey? You're the one that put yourself out there when you hi~jacked our names. That made you fair game dude.

    July 24, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Oh and for the record, i wasnt the one who had you checked out. That person just shared the info with me because you were being such a dirtbag to me every time you stold my name!

    July 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol ok whatever. But this dirtbag doesnt steal YOUR name and post garbage under it. Guess that makes you a bigger dirtbag AND a thief! Chao! Lol

    July 24, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The prophet

    I am back

    July 25, 2013 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. The prophet

    Shame on the world. India exploitation continues to this day, especially the garment industry where children are exploited by US major retailers supported of course by US elite sectete societies members.

    July 25, 2013 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Shame on cnn too. Delete my disclaimer but leave the garbage the troll posted under my name @ 8:29!

    July 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Aaron Hernandez

    Consti tution

    U missed this one.

    July 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Faisal Saya

    This incident is a really big tragedy. Apart from low-standard education being imparted, a majority of primary and secondary schools in the subcontinent lacks primary infrastructure. Their governments do allocate sizeable amounts on betterment of school education, but ever-rising corruption makes it difficult to invest a single penny on a thing like ‚ÄėEducation‚Äô.

    July 26, 2013 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      Look! A real person and a real commenr in faisal. How refreshing.
      @ chrissy. Boo hoo.

      July 26, 2013 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. piankie

    No one has borrowed your name for days.
    They are gonna update the story soon

    July 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
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