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PAN, May 22, 2013

17 more schoolgirls poisoned

One of the affected girls, Hamida, said as she entered her classroom, there was a bad smell and later she experienced fever and vomiting

By Hadi Ghafari

A poisoned Afghan schoolgirl receives treatment in the Bamyan Civil Hospital
Bamyan city, May 22, 2013: A poisoned schoolgirl receives treatment in the Bamyan Civil Hospital. At least 17 schoolgirls were poised in a high school of Bamyan City, the provincial capital of central Bamyan province, an official said. (Photo: Hadi Ghafari/PAN)

At least 17 schoolgirls were brought to hospital for possible poisoning in central Bamyan province on Wednesday, a day after 75 schoolgirls fell sick after a suspected poisonous gas attack in northern Faryab province, officials said.

The Bamyan Girls’ High School students started vomiting and fell unconscious after smelling gas at their classrooms in the morning, said public health director, Dr. Rehana, who said the reason for their illness was being examined. She said an investigation team had been sent to the school to know how it happened.

The girls started falling unconscious after smelling some kind of gas in their school, the education director, Mohammad Raza Ada, said.

One of the affected girls, Hamida, said as she entered her classroom, there was a bad smell and later she experienced fever and vomiting.

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