The Bihar mid day meal scheme turned out to be a massive tragedy for the families who had sent their children to a government school in Saran district of the state. Twenty-two children lost their life after consuming the mid-day meal.
Among the dead were two children of a woman cook of the midday meal project Panno Devi. Three children of another woman cook Manju Devi are under treatment at PMCH along with her.
The tragedy took place at the government primary school in Dahrmasati Gandawan village at Mashrakh block,about 25 km from Chhapra and 60 km from state capital on Tuesday.
The head mistress of the school is absconding with her family.