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Over 30 Nigerian schoolchildren hospitalised after inhaling tear gas

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Over 30 schoolchildren have been hospitalized after inhaling tear gas discharged by anti-riot police during a morning drill in Osogbo, a city in Nigeria’s south-western Osun State.

The incident occurred at the opposition Fakunle Comprehensive School, but the tear gas fumes drifted onto the school campus.

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Secondary school students who lost consciousness were quickly transported to two different hospitals for urgent medical attention.

The occurrence triggered panic among parents, prompting some to promptly collect their children from school as authorities advised closure for the day.

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Osun police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, issued an apology for the incident and assured that the officers would take necessary measures to prevent any future recurrences.


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