Published: 15th October 2022
Tamil Nadu: Students fall ill due to 'gas leak' at school, 67 hospitalised
The children were immediately rushed to a local hospital and are being subjected to tests to ascertain the cause
Nearly 100 students of a Corporation Middle School in Hosur in the district, fell ill suddenly post-lunch allegedly due to a suspected gas leak from a septic tank on the premises, an official said on Friday, October 14.
Several of them developed nausea and a few vomited in the classrooms but none developed serious symptoms, he claimed, as stated in a report by PTI.
District Collector V Jaya Chandra Bhanu Reddy, who visited the school and also the hospital where the children were being treated, said the children studying in the Hosur Middle School fainted at around 3.15 pm.
They were immediately rushed to Hosur Government Hospital and are being treated. A total of 67 boys and girls were hospitalised. They would be subjected to tests to ascertain the cause, a senior health official told PTI.
Senior officials from the Pollution Control Board, Hosur Corporation and School Education departments visited the school and held an inquiry.