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115 students apparently poisoned in Wardak

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115 students apparently poisoned in Wardak

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Jun 01, 2016 - 21:51

MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): More than 100 students, mostly girls, mysteriously fell ill and were hospitalized in the Behsud-1 district of central Maidan Wardak province on Wednesday, officials said.

The students included 100 girls and 15 boys who fell unconscious after they entered classrooms from a break at Istiqlal school, the district statistics officer and tribal elder, Syed Habibullah Tafasali, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the students fell ill after they entered classrooms following a break. He said the affected students were rushed to the district healthinfo-icon centre and 14 students were in critical condition and were likely to be shifted to Kabulinfo-icon.

Executive officer of the Behsud-1 district, Zahir Wihdat, said so far it remained unclear what knocked the students unconscious but an investigation into the matter was underway.

Similar incidents have recently taken place in other provinces.

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