Nearly 170 students of a Henan Province primary school were rushed to hospital for food poisoning on Thursday. A few patients were in serious condition.
The victims suffered vomiting, stomachache and headache about one hour after lunch at a campus canteen in Anyang County. The meal included kidney beans, chicken, potatoes and rice. In another development, authorities in Jiutai, Jilin Province, yesterday blamed half-cooked kidney beans for the poisoning of 344 students and teachers at a primary school on Thursday. All victims recovered.