100 Sari-i-Pul students treated for poisoning
MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Nearly 100 students of a girls’ high school were suspected poisoned on Monday in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said.
About 100 girls were taken to the hospital and later discharged after treatment, police spokesman, Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai told Pajhwok Afghan News.
However, the deputy director of education, Abdul Wakil Sadat, said only 54 girls of Rahmatabad area were poisoned on Monday morning.
The incident may have occurred due to fear among the students, said Haroon Arif, a doctor at Sar-i-Pul Civil Hospital.
Director of public health, Dr. Mohammad Amin Alteem, said the students developed symptoms such as rashes and suffered dizziness.
According to the director, 94 girls were poisoned on Sunday and some 100 others suffered poisoning in the province on Saturday.__(PAN)
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