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30 schoolgirls poisoned in Bamyan

30 schoolgirls poisoned in Bamyan

Jun 22, 2015 - 15:10

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Another 30 schoolgirls have been poisoned in Waras district of central Bamyan province, an official said Monday.

Abdullah Murawaj, principal of Band-i-Kosa School, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 30 students were shifted to hospital in the Waras district after falling unconscious.

He said the students felt nauseous, dizzy and crying after poisoned. The nature of the incident was unclear but police have launched investigations to unearth facts, Murawaj said.

“Possibly some suspects have sprayed poisonous materials in school rooms before children come to school,” he observed.

Mohammad Amin Danishyar, a relative of an ailing girl, said he had shifted an affected student to a local healthinfo-icon clinic. He said that health conditions of some of the students were critical.

Mohammad Reza Ada, provincial educationinfo-icon director, expressed concern over the issue and said there was no laboratory in Bamyan to practically probe the issue.

Local officials said blood sample of affected students had been sent to the Ministry of Public Health for examining.

This is the fourth time the schoolgirls in Bamyan province poisoned in the past one month.




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