New Delhi: After a fumigation drive swept the Pataudi town in Gurugram district in smokes, eleven schoolgirls fainted as they complained about headaches and dizziness.

Belonging to a government girls’ school, the affected children were immediately rushed to the civil hospital in the vicinity. The girls were in the school studying during the fumigation drive.

“The fogging process started at around 11am and all of a sudden, the girls started complaining of headache and vomiting. The teachers present at the school took them to the nearest hospital,” the area ACP Tanya Singh said.

The girls who fainted were from class 9 and class 12. Following the incident, the school was shut down for the day and the students were sent home.

Fumigation drive is a normal procedure in Delhi where chemicalised gas is released in the air to kill mosquitoes that might cause dengue and other related problems.


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