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. Scottish Mama

    Where did the other posts go?

    July 31, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Children should only have to worry about math and language not death because you eat lunch at school.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    An old friend to many regulars. They are not going to give you a fridge. But a cold beer does sound nice!

    July 31, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    @Piankie- who are U?

    July 31, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    U know if we worked at a job and were non-productive, we would lose our job. Time for new blood.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    chrissy where are U?

    July 31, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. piankie

    I am from egypt.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Morsey fan or not?

      July 31, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    banasy- have you questioned CNN, (have not seen you here on the blogs at all)?

    July 31, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. piankie

    I work in a hospital. I do billing and clear accounts and report people to collections.
    That is my job. That is what I do.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Ruttin"out the fraud claims for the American public? Or can u?

      July 31, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. rupert

    @Scottish Mama. Hello. We haven't met.
    banasy has little time to post. She is with me at Days Inn until Friday. Then she goes back home.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      R-E-S-P-E-C-T seems to be lacking here maybe that became a problem?

      July 31, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. bambi

    Now rupert. You know banasy needs to go home. Give her more freedom.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. piankie

    No. of course not.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kenny Rogers

    @Scottish Mama. You sound familiar. Have we met? What is your position on the Zimmerman outcome?

    July 31, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      If you listen to the tapes of when the fight began, a tussle began leaving the phones and keys where they were lying, Zimmermans story does not pan out. Trayvon bested him in the fight Zimmerman began, he shot the boy, I believe he murdered him, because he lost the fight.

      July 31, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Yes. Obama and the Democrats probably could care less about Detroit. Why now Congress is rapidly moving to shut down CNN, Foxnews, Bloomberg, the internet, and shut up bloggers like you and me. The Communist and bankrupt America is rapidly forming.
    You don't think the President and Congress influence Detroit?

    July 31, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I know you are republican still Jeff, I think and hope you know that congress is mostly republican. I think locally they have a larger hand in the problem. I think congress never passing a jobs bill from the president has to do with poverty and washington does have a hand in that.

      July 31, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      So nice to hear from you Scottish Mama. Jobs package? Almost like Santa Clause huh? I would have to agree with Ginny Wait. Just does the wonderful President EXPECT TO PAY FOR ALL OF THAT?

      July 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Remember how the republicans were touting that Obamacare would deplete the medicare by 716 billion, well it did not, there is a surplus of 716 billion. Maybe republicans the sky is falling were wrong, yes they were, what else were they wrong about death panels, I think all the panick is from the republicans, replacing them would be a start. Stagnant government by filibusters in senate, they need to go for us to revive the workplace.

      July 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    I see the children are having fun? So tiresome.
    Hello Scottish Mama. Been so long. Happy to see you. I'm at work. Chrissy sent word you were here. Just wanted to say hello. Yes lots of deletions, I know. Long time to update too.
    Nice to see you. Back to work.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      This is not me; this is, of course, the precise reason I no longer blog here.
      JR, you have achieved your stated goal: to ruin this blog and to drive away the people that used to be here. I hope you are pleased with your grand achievement.
      Scottish Mama: most everyone on here, with the exception of you and Chrissy, is the same person; he has even stolen your name. No, nothing has changed, except that TJI has become his platground.
      I hope you are doing well. Go, Cardinals! Except, of course, you know I'm a Sox fan.

      July 31, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
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