At least 40 children have fallen ill after consuming some poisonous seeds at Sahawli village in Muzaffarnagar, said reports

The children, aged between 4 and 12, ate the toxic seeds while playing in a nearby jungle on Friday, said the New Mandi Police.

After having the seeds, the children complained of fever, headache and nausea. They were soon rushed to the district hospital.

Four of the children have been referred to a Meerut hospital, while others have recuperated, said reports.