20 students hospitalised due to food poisoning in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb 15 (IANS) At least 20 school students were hospitalised in Sri Lanka after suffering from food poisoning on Monday, police said.

The children, aged between eight and nine years, were students of a school in Veyangoda area of western Sri Lanka, Xinhua reported.

The students had fallen ill after consuming a morning meal provided by the school and had been rushed to a nearby hospital by the school management.

The police were investigating the matter.

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