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Private school students, teachers fall ill from odor

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Private school students, teachers fall ill from odor

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Jun 30, 2018 - 17:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Twenty-two students and six teachers of a private school fell ill in capital Kabul on Saturday morning after inhaling a mysterious odor, police said.

Police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanikzai told Pajhowk Afghan News the incident happened at Dehkada private school in Ahmad Shah Baba Mena.

He said 22 students and their six teachers were evacuated to hospital for medical treatment after being poisoned. The motive behind the incident could not be ascertained but police had launched investigation.

Abdul Malik, a resident of the area, said his son was also among the affected students. He said about 50 students had apparently been poisoned.

Abdul Kabir Haqmal, spokesman for the Ministry of Educationinfo-icon (MoE), confirmed the incident and said the students, teachers fell ill after inhaling a kind of odor.

Haqmal said police and MoE teams had been investigating the incident.

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