At least 11 children of a government primary school in Bihar's Saran district died and over 80 fell ill on Tuesday after consuming their mid-day meal.
The incident took place at Dharamsati primary school in Masrakh, Saran.
Saran District Magistrate Abhijit Sinha told rediff.com, "It may be a case of contaminated or poisoned mid-day meal. The district authorities will inquire into it."
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered a probe into the incident. He has expressed shock over the incident and announced a compensation of Rs 2