Sambalpur/Bhadrak, Aug 16: More than 70 children are sick on consuming sweet named ‘bundi’ on Independence Day celebration in Lipinda Panchayat in Sambalpur district.
The ailing ones have been admitted to the Sadar hospital for treatment. The students complained of nausea, vomiting and dysentery soon after eating the sweet. Sources said the Lipinda Panchayat office had distributed bundi in various schools. However, health condition of most of the children are stated to be stable now.
18 students of the Tumbapadi Nodal ME School Tumbapadi village under Kaipur Panchayat in Bhadrak district fell sick after eating food, consisting of Puri and Ghuguni which was prepared the previous night, served at the school on the Independence Day. They have been admitted to the Bhadrak hospital.