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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 01:17 PM

Water tank poisoned at Afghan girls' school; 140 hospitalized [View all]

Source: CNN World

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital after their drinking water was poisoned, health officials say, laying the blame on extremists opposed to women's education.

The victims range in age from 14 to 30 and were taken to a hospital in Afghanistan's northeastern Takhar province on Tuesday after their school's water tank was contaminated, according to provincial health department director Dr. Hafizullah Safi.

No deaths were reported, but more than half the victims partially lost consciousness, while others suffered dizziness and vomiting.

"Looking at the health condition of these girls, I can definitely say that their water was contaminated by some sort of poison," Safi said. "But we don't know yet what was the water exactly contaminated with."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/17/world/afghanistan-girls-poisoned/index.html



The epitome of the war on Women & Girls!

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