Balangir, Sep 25:
In the second case of its kind in the state in the last two days, at least ten students of Jenapali Upper Primary School in Balangir district were taken ill and hospitalized today after consuming iron supplement tablets.
Over 177 students of a school in Brahmagiri were admitted to the district hospital in Puri after consuming iron tablets yesterday.
Reports said six girls and four boys of the Jenapali School complained of acute stomach ache soon after taking iron tablets and were admitted to the district headquarters hospital here. Their condition is stated to be stable.
Other students also complained of similar symptoms after taking the pills. The iron supplement tablets given to the students were supplied by the state government as part of a nutrition programme.