As many as 27 inmates of the BC Welfare Hostel for Girls in Guduru village, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, fell sick after consuming food in their hostel.
"The 27 inmates of the girls hostel at Guduru started complaining of loose motions and stomach upset since morning after having dinner (last night)," Guduru tehsildar BLN Rajkumari.
The students are undergoing treatment at the Primary Health Center (PHC) at Guduru. The condition of all the girls is stable and they are out of danger said a medical official.
The hostel welfare officer said that the students complained of uneasiness after eating food brought by their parents on July 5.
An inquiry has been ordered into the incident said Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, Irrigation Minister.
Officials from the Government General Hospital have sent a microbiologist to collect water samples from the rivulet and blood samples of the students for tests.