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Students, teacher rushed to hospital after inhaling fumes

Dec 27,2012 - Last updated at Dec 27,2012

AMMAN — Nineteen high school students and a teacher were discharged from a hospital in Balqa Governorate on Thursday, hours after inhaling toxic fumes, official sources told The Jordan Times.

Civil Defence Department (CDD) personnel rushed the students, aged between 10 and 12, to Salt Public Hospital after custodial workers at their school mixed cleaning substances that resulted in strong fumes, a CDD official said.

“It seems that the worker mixed the substance next to some classrooms, which caused shortness of breath in some of the students and a teacher,” the CDD official said.

The students were admitted to the emergency unit at the hospital, received the necessary treatment and were then discharged, a source at the hospital told The Jordan Times.

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