Vikash Sharma

At least five students reportedly fell sick during a parade organised to mark the Independence Day at Atal Bihari High School under Basudevpur municipality in Bhadrak district on Tuesday.

Sources said that the students fell sick due to excess heat and humid conditions today.

Jagabandhu Das, a teacher said, “We had Independence Day celebrations and parade was organised by the municipality. The students stood at the venue for a long period for which the students fell sick. The teachers, who had accompanied the students, said that no adequate provision or facilities were made for the students.”

Following the incident, the students were immediately rushed to the Basudevpur community health centre.

Dr Dasaratha Tudu said, “The students have been provided necessary treatment and their condition is stable.”

Local MLA and deputy chairman of the municipality had attended the Independence Day celebrations as guests today.

  • Reported by:
  • Suryadoya Biswal