'Poisoned' Joburg school kids discharged from hospital

2016-11-10 21:05
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Johannesburg - Twenty-five children at a primary school in The Hills, south of Johannesburg, who were rushed to hospital with suspected food poisoning have been discharged, the provincial department of education said on Thursday.

"All the pupils, including three who had been in a critical condition on Wednesday, have been discharged," spokesperson Oupa Bodibe told News24.  

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, the school children complained of abdominal pain and nausea and were vomiting.

The children told paramedics they had eaten sweets which were given to them on Tuesday by an unknown man.

They were taken to the South Rand and Chris Hani Baragwanath hospitals. Meiring urged parents to teach their children not to accept sweets or gifts from strangers.

Bodibe said police were investigating.

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