Another group of school children becomes ill with food poisoning in Eastern Sri Lanka

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Thursday, March 26, 2009, 14:01 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 26, Ampara: Another group of school children in Eastern Sri Lanka have been admitted to Ampara hospital due to a suspected food poisoning incident after consuming chocolates.

Epidemic Specialist of the Ampara Hospital Dr. R.M Thilak Rajapakse said that 13 school children of the Gamini Maha Vidayalaya in Ampara were admitted to the hospital this morning after consuming chocolates.

According to the students they have consumed chocolates distributed at a birthday party of a school mate. The chocolates had a taste of soap, the children have complained.

The samples of the chocolates have been sent to the Government Analyst.



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