100 Engineering Students Taken Ill After Eating College Food


Kanpur: Around 100 students of an engineering college in Akbarpur area in the district fell sick after eating food at the hostel mess following which they were taken to a hospital where 32 of them are still undergoing treatment. Around 100 students of the college, situated in Bara village of Akbarpur area in the district, complained of vomiting and diarrhoea after consuming the food of the college mess on Wednesday.

After getting the information, college and the district authorities rushed the ailing students to a nearby private hospital. The health department officials also reached the spot. CMO Kanpur (Rural) Anita Singh said only 32 students are in the hospital as now, they are undergoing treatment and will be discharged soon. Rest were discharged and sent back to hostel after their condition improved.

Singh said the situation in improving now, while orders have been given to check the drinking water at the college and food samples have been sent for testing.