Tragic photos from Bihar's killer mid-day meal
As the death toll from the mid-day meal tragedy rose to 22, initial reports say that an insecticide container was used to to cook vegetables that was served to children at Dharamsati primary school in Masrakh in Saran district. The children aged four to 12 fell ill on Tuesday after consuming a lunch of rice, soybean and lentils in the impoverished state of Bihar. The school, at Mashrakh village in the district of Chapra, provided free meals under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, the world's largest school feeding programme involving 120 million children. The school headmistress fled after the deaths became known and was dismissed, P.K. Shahi, Bihar's education minister, told a news conference.