70 Children Poisoned In Volgograd

An oil refinery in Volgograd, Central Russia, spewed out hydrogen sulphide the other day; 70 children were poisoned as a result.

39 people, including two adults and 37 children, were hospitalized April 19, Yury Ratnikov, in charge of the municipal emergency situations department, noted. Their list includes students from a local private school and those from a public school, too.

All those who requested medical aid have gas-poisoning symptoms.

Some patients are in a slightly grave condition, some in a graver one, doctors say. The prosecutor's office is investigating into this incident.

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