62 school kids in Chhattisgarh fall ill after consuming Jatrpha seeds
RAIPUR: At least 62 students of a government school
fell ill after they consumed seeds of the poisonous Jatropha plant in
Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district.
Government primary and middle school students of Luk
village in Saja block fell ill after they ate the seeds outside the school
premises on Saturday, Bemetara Collector Basavraju S told PTI Sunday.
All of them were discharged from hospitals on Sunday
after their condition improved. They are stable now, he said.
After reaching home from school Saturday, the kids had
complained of headache, vomiting and stomach disorders. “As soon as their
parents realised that their kids had consumed Jatropha seeds, they were rushed
to a primary health centre of Saja Saturday evening.”
“As many as 62 students, who developed complications
after eating the poisonous seeds, were brought to Saja. Later, 40 of them were
shifted to the Bemetara district hospital for further treatment,” the collector