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50 children fall sick after inhaling insecticides

Nov 24, 2010 4:41:55 AM - itnnews.lk

More than 50 children of a school in Nuwara Eliya have been hospitalized after suddenly becoming unconscious while in school.

It is the children of the High Forest No. 3 Tamil Vidyalaya in Nuwara Eliya had become unconscious. 21 students attached to this primary school were admitted to the High Forest Hospital yesterday after inhaling weed killers sprayed in a vegetable cultivation adjacent to the school. There after transferred to the Nuwara Eliya Hospital. 25 more children were hospitalized this morning. Teachers said the incident occurred after weed killers were sprayed on a vegetable cultivation near the school. They emphasized that a request had been made to refrain from doing so as children were studying in the school.