80 students rush to hospital due to gas poisoning

ILOILO CITY – At least 80 high school students were rushed to the hospital due to gas poisoning, Wednesday afternoon, reports said.

Said students of Central Philippine University (CPU) in Jaro, Iloilo City were rushed to Iloilo Mission Hospital after inhaling a burnt smell.

Authorities said that victims were at Rose Memorial Auditorium when the incident happened.

One of the students said in an interview that after inhaling said smell, they felt a drought on their throat and felt numbness.

Police is continuously conducting investigation on said gas poisoning.

Initial information said that the smell possible came from exploded Freon of an air conditioner but the university management is still not giving confirmation about it.

Do you think there is negligence on the part of university administration?



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