Police carry the body of child killed by eating insecticide-tainted food

29th October 1999 at 01:00
(Photograph) - Police carry the body of child killed by eating insecticide-tainted food in a school in central Peru earlier this week. A total of 24 children died, and 20 are still in hospital after a teacher in a remote Andean village near Cuzco mistakenly mixed poison intended to kill stray dogs with pupils' breakfast. A couple in the village of Huasac had left the bag of cereal laced with insecticide outside their house and a child took it to the school thinking it was a breakfast ingredient. The teacher has been detained by police, as have the couple. Photograph: Reuters

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