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400 Mykolaiv pupils were evacuated due to dispersal of gas with stench

32 schoolchildren were taken to hospitals for examination
14:22, 21 May 2018

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

400 pupils of Mykolaiv city were evacuated from school due to the dispersion of unknown aerosol with the strong stench. 32 children were sent to hospitals for examination. This was reported by the press-centre of the Emergency Service.

After the call to 101, the chemists with a mobile chemical-radiological laboratory came to the school, as well as the unit of the Emergency Service of Ukraine.

It is noted that nothing threatens the lives of children. Specialists have not detected dangerous substances. The school is still being examined.

The ambulance doctors and the police are working at the site.

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As it was reported earlier, in the morning on May 8, during the assembly in Cherkasy school, children started to lose consciousness. As of 11:00 am, 42 children were hospitalized. The preliminary diagnosis is a poisoning by an unknown substance.

At the moments, the state of the majority of schoolchildren who suffered from poisoning in school in Cherkasy is satisfactory. According to the Health Ministry, the state of children is estimated as mild and medium poisoning.

The Emergency Service press center reported that their chemical and radiological laboratory has checked whether the air on the territory of the school was contaminated by the dangerous chemical substances. 

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