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Friday October 4, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday October 4, 2013 MYT 7:26:30 AM
by ivan loh AND m. sivanantha sharma
KUALA LUMPUR: Two separate cases of suspected food poisoning involving 102 students have been reported in Tapah, Perak, and Simpang Ampat, Penang.
In Tapah, some 66 students of SM Sains Tapah were rushed to the district hospital after coming down with suspected food poisoning.
Chenderiang assemblyman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said the students at the school hostel complained of stomachache and diarrhoea yesterday morning.
“About 25 of them are Form Three students who sat for their PMR English and Geography papers at the Tapah Hospital. After that, they were allowed to return home,” he told reporters.
He said only two students were still warded.
Form Five student Muhamad Aswad Shurhan, 17, said he had stomach discomfort in the early morning as he prepared to go to school.
“I tried to ignore the pain and went to school. But when I headed back to the hostel hours later, I had diarrhoea,” he said, adding that he and his fellow schoolmates were rushed to the hospital after many fell ill.
Muhamad Aswad said he believed the food poisoning was caused by the ayam masak kurma which they had for dinner on Wednesday.
In the Penang case, 36 Year Four pupils of SK Seri Tasek, Simpang Ampat, were rushed to the Sungai Bakap Hospital after they experienced stomachache, giddiness and vomiting.
Four of them had to be warded while the rest were allowed to go home.
They were among 106 pupils who had attended intensive revision classes since Monday when the incident happened at 9pm on Wednesday.
Nur Arisya Azrin Mohd Nazri, 10, said she suffered stomachache, giddiness and vomiting four hours after eating kuih pau sambal prepared during the afternoon tea break.
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