Two kids fall ill after brushing teeth with rat poison


  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 Jan 2020

TWO children in Tamil Nadu are in serious condition after accidentally using rat poison to brush their teeth, Makkal Osai reported.The children, who have been identified as Tharani and Nithiya, who are in Standard One and Standard Three respectively, fainted shortly after reaching their school in Pudukottai.

They were quickly rushed to the hospital for intensive treatment.

Following preliminary investigations, the authorities determined that the children had accidentally brushed their teeth with pellets of rat poison they found on the floor of their home.

> The daily also reported that 40 pupils from SJK (T) Pulau Carey Selatan in Pulau Carey, Selangor, received two sets of sports attire, shoes and a water bottle each from the Port Klang Sri Muneesvarar Temple.

Temple president Sundraraju Perumal said no Tamil school pupil should stop going to school or stop participating in sports activities because they lack basic amenities.

With this in mind, the temple committee began the effort to provide pupils with the necessary clothing and equipment three years ago.

The focus is on schools lacking facilities and those from poor families.

He said besides providing clothing and equipment, the temple has also been setting aside some of its income to help pupils from poor families since 2017.

Two pupils who did well in last year’s UPSR also received laptops for their achievement.

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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