Children rushed to hospital after inhaling fumes at public pool

2016-12-10 19:46
Paramedics at the scene where children inhaled toxic fumes. (Supplied)

Paramedics at the scene where children inhaled toxic fumes. (Supplied)

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Johannesburg – 31 school children were rushed to hospital after breathing in possible toxic fumes at the Zoo Lake public swimming pool when hydrochloric acid was apparently poured into it on Saturday.

Emer-G-Med spokesperson Max Cohen said its paramedics responded to the call earlier on Saturday.

"A total of 31 school children between the ages of 2 years and 12 years sustained inhalation injuries ranging from minor to moderate."

Cohen said the children were treated at the scene before being taken to a hospital nearby.

He said it was alleged that hydrochloric acid was poured into the pool that they were swimming in.

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