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Another 160 Girls, Teachers, Poisoned At Afghan School | Care2 Causes

Another 160 Girls, Teachers, Poisoned At Afghan School | Care2 Causes

And here we go again: another depressing story of misogyny in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, May 29, 160 schoolgirls and teachers were admitted to a hospital after a suspected poisoning at a school in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province. The female students, ranging in age from 10 to 20 years old, had been poisoned in their classrooms by a contaminated spray that caused the girls to suffer from vomiting, headaches, and dizziness. The attack occurred at the Ashan Dara Girls School in Talokhan, the provincial capital. A report by Radio Free Afghanistan said that some of the girls reported smelling a foul odor before falling unconscious. One of the victims of the attack told the press that, “When I entered the class I smelled something and then I started to vomit and fall unconscious; I don’t remember what happened after that.” Third Large-Scale Attack Against Female Students Th...

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