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106 girl students with itchy skin evacuated to hospital

106 girl students with itchy skin evacuated to hospital

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Apr 23, 2016 - 14:51

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Over 100 girl students of a high school have been evacuated to hospital with itchy skin in western Farah, an official said on Saturday. 

Educationinfo-icon Director Ghulam Sarwar told Pajhwok Afghan News the student started complaining of a pruritus-like skin condition that was possibly caused by a poisonous spray in the school’s ground.

Public Healthinfo-icon Director Dr Abdul Jabbar Shaeq confirmed more than 100 students had been brought to hospital. The girls were poisoned by a dangerous gas prayed inside the school, he indicated.

Suraya, an 8th class student, said: “It was early morning. We were in our class and suddenly heard complaints of itching from students, who rubbed their skins. We felt the same problem and then we were taken to hospital.”

Having recovered from her itchy skin to some extent, she said initially two students complained of skin infections and later growing complaints came from others as well.

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