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Over 100 schoolgirls poisoned in Sar-i-Pul

Over 100 schoolgirls poisoned in Sar-i-Pul

Jun 23, 2012 - 16:48

SAR-I-PUL (PANinfo-icon): More than 100 students of Imaminfo-icon Yahya girls’ high school were poisoned on Saturday in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said.

Over 100 students from the school were taken to the Sar-i-Pul Civil Hospital after the poisoning incident, the director of public healthinfo-icon Dr. Aminullah Alteem told Pajhwok Afghan News.

After some students developed rashes on their skin, the teachers sent them to the hospital and other students were allowed to return home, he said.

An official of the educationinfo-icon department, Abdul Wakil Sadat, confirmed the incident saying the students were poisoned at noon.

“We were studying in our classroom when we smelt a bad odor and fell unconscious,” said a seventh grade student Hangama.



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