Odisha: 40 Children Taken Ill After Feasting On Stale Food In Athagarh

**Athagarh:** As many as 40 children fell ill and suffered from food poisoning after eating stale rice in a community feast in Parbatipur area here today morning.

Reportedly, the children were taken unwell after eating in a ‘Sudha Ghar’ (eleventh day ritual after the death of a person) today morning in Munda Sahi village. The rice served to the people in the feast was stale, said locals.

After the feast, children started vomiting and showed signs of sickness. Soon, a 108 ambulance was called to the spot and the children were rushed to Athagarh Medical for treatment.

Congress leader Uma Ballabh Rath and MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain visited the hospital and assured help in treatment.

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