Panaji: Twenty-three students fell ill after eating their mid-day meal at a primary school in Goa on Thursday. Five students have been admitted to hospital, an official said.

The students belonged to the Mallikarjun High School in Canacona, some 70 km from here.

"All the students were sent to a public health centre. Five students who were still feeling nauseated and unwell were shifted to the district hospital," a district administration official said.

The students are under observation. The state education department has announced a probe into the incident, the official said.

 (Agencies)

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