As many as twenty-five children fell sick after consuming an “unidentified fruit” in Kakora village of Panagarh near Durgapur yesterday. Condition of four children is critical.
The children aged between 3 to 9 years – all students of a local primary school, while returning home from their classes were seen eating some fruits from the shrubs beside the village. After returning home they complained of vomiting.
They were rushed to Panagarh rural health centre. The Panagarh hospital referred 20 children to Durgapur Sub-divisional Hospital yesterday afternoon as conditions deteriorated.