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Khaama Press, June 2, 2016

64 school girls poisoned in central Maidan Wardak province

According to Haqmal, similar symptoms were seen as the other girls were poisoned in other provinces which include reduced blood pressure, nausea and headache

At least 64 schoolgirls were poisoned in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan on Wednesday, the education officials said.

An official in the Ministry of Education Kabir Haqmal said the incident took place in a girls school in Behsud district.

He said the students were immediately taken to hospital for treatment and the health condition of them has been reported satisfactory.

According to Haqmal, similar symptoms were seen as the other girls were poisoned in other provinces which include reduced blood pressure, nausea and headache.

He also added that an investigation is underway regarding the cause of the incident and further information will be released later.

This is not the first time the school girls have been poisoned during the school hours but numerous incidents have taken place in the past, specifically in Northern provinces of the country.

Over 100 school girls have been poisoned in western Farah province of Afghanistan late in the month of April.

According to the local officials, the incident took place in the central city of Farah in a girl’s school.

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