35 students ill after having R-Day sweets

Bargarh: As many as 35 students were taken ill after consuming sweets distributed during Republic Day celebrations today at Bileigarh village under Ambabhona block of Bargarh district.

All the affected students from Anganwadi and UP School were initially admitted to the Bhukta hospital. However, after their conditions deteriorated they were later shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.

Bargarh district collector and sub-collector rushed to the hospital to take stock of the situation.

The Block Development Officer (BDO) of Ambabhona block has been asked to collect the samples of the sweets distributed, which will be sent for examination, said Bargarh district sub-collector Bijay Kumar Khandayat adding that after reports are received required action will be taken.

Meanwhile, according to Hospital sources, the condition of the affected students is stable.