A total of 344 students and teachers in a primary school fell sick after eating suspected poisonous food in Jiutai, a city in northeast China’s Jilin Province, on Thursday.
About 700 students and teachers in the Jiutai Experimental Primary School had lunch at the school dinning-room. At 3:00 p.m., some of the students and teachers began vomitting and feeling dizzy. All of them have been hospitalized.
“At present, none of the patients was in danger, and only few of them had fever,” said An Xiuzhi, vice mayor of Jiutai.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation. Some patients said that they had eaten fresh bean in pod at lunch, which is poisonous if not deeply cooked.