April 12, 2024

26 pupils of Kalas Girls school admitted in hospital, food poisoning

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Twenty-six pupils of Kalas Girls primary school have been hospitalized over suspected food poisoning in Amudat district.

However, it is alleged that yesterday, March 6, at around 11:00 p.m., the affected pupils developed stomachaches, throataches, and heart pains after consuming cookies that they found wrapped inside a polythene paper in one of their classrooms.

Michael Longole, Mt. Moroto regional police spokesperson, said that police rushed to the scene after receiving the devastating information from the school head teacher.

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Furthermore, Longole revealed that the affected pupils were immediately evacuated to the Amudat hospital for treatment. He noted that so far, 22 pupils have been discharged, while four others are still being monitored by the medical team in the hospital.

Longole said that they have opened a general inquiry file to gather more information concerning the incident. Additionally, he appealed to members of the public who may have relevant information about the incident to report it to the detectives to aid the investigations.

In conclusion, Kalas Girls’ School is also used by Amudat District as a rescue center for girls escaping child marriages and female genital mutilation.

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