Beijing, March 20: Suspected food poisoning in a rural kindergarten in China’s Yunnan province killed two pupils and left 30 hospitalised Wednesday, authorities said.
Thirty-two children showed symptoms of possible food poisoning at around 3.20 p.m. in Jiajia Kindergarten in Pinglong Village under Qiubei County.
They were taken to a local hospital for treatment, Xinhua quoted a statement released by the county’s publicity department.
Two died after medical treatment failed and another five are in critical condition, the statement said.
The kindergarten has a total of 76 students, all of whom have been sent to hospital for medical observation, the statement added.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.