A day after an 11-year-old student of Sainik school in Tiruppur district died and 24 others were hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning and fever, five more students were admitted to a hospital in Coimbatore on Saturday with similar complaints.
The five students were admitted to Government Hospital in Tiruppur, even as 17 of the 24 students who were admitted there were discharged, police said.
Siddarth, a student of class VI, vomited and swooned soon after taking some food yesterday. The boy died before he was taken to hospital, police had said.
An investigation was on to ascertain the exact cause of death, they said.