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. Dayzie

    You mean stold, piankie?

    July 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Yea thats what happens. They steal it cuz to "borrow" it you need permission.

    July 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dayzie

      What's a stold?

      July 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dayzie

    I said that when I was 9.

    July 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Long ago when i was in the second grade a classmate of mine,Pam Griffith registered in school later than the rest of us. It was late September, 1965 during the Johnson administration. One afternoon when they came to give us peanut butter sandwiches Pam, like the rest of us accepted. She was so excited. Sadly she ate her sandwich too fast. She started choking. It scared all of us. Then she died right there in class. To this day i cant help but think of her when i pass by the peanut butter isle at a grocery store.

    July 27, 2013 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. piankie

    Too bad he only eliminated one gang sta. Wish zimmerman had gotten more.

    July 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Someone call me when these articals get changed out. 10 days old. Really

    July 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Good grief not me @ 6:35 or 6:39! And you cant make up your mind what grade i was in @ trollio? Yesterday you said 1st grade. Or are you just fishin to see how old i am? Its nunya!

    July 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    And @ Jeff Frank, HOW would we call you? Open the window and yell "hootie hoo" really loud and then you would know? Lmao

    July 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    Observe and learn for i am a phylosopher like plato and socrates

    July 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Awww im # 1, thank you.

    July 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Greg Wisner

    1) NO mayors have all been Democratic since at least since 1936. Explain.
    2) The story (or should I say LIE) about Obama calling the TP terrorists was a fabrication that has been proven false. The woman didn't work for AP.
    3) It is a GOP construct to defund education in this country.
    4) Please explain why the GOP voted NOT to defund the NSA information gathering program.

    July 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      You passed your test. You..are a full fledged communist. You need to take a real good wiff of what your own partys been shoveling.

      July 29, 2013 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      I am a registered Independent with Libertarian leanings, Jeff Frank. I was also talking to Hamsta. Are you his sock puppet? Care to answer my post instead of ridiculous ad-hominems?

      July 29, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    My love Helen Thomas. I have loved her.

    July 29, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. Hotel Ab-Ott

    The CNN Blogs have been, are and will be shut down. Sorry to Banasy and the others who have been observed as using this forum as a personal club house over the past few years, where if you didn't say the magic word you were bullied and harassed away.

    July 29, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • King Tra-la-LOL


      July 29, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Hotel Ab-Ott

      I like pepperoni pizza....

      July 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Lol, sock puppet? That was awesome.

    July 29, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • King Tra-La-LOL

      Me too. I like pepperoni pizza so much.

      July 29, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    @ All, I will no longer be posting here. Again, if any wish to have an uninterrupted conversation, I will be making a FB page just those regulars here. It's called "the news blog roll" and will be up and running next week. More information will be found there and rest assured you can make a FB page , no picture of yourself is needed if you wish to remain faceless. Hope to see you all next week.

    July 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
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