Iran: Over one hundred hospitalized after inhaling toxic gas

NCRI – Over one hundred Iranians, mostly students, were hospitalized after inhaling a toxic gas in city of Zahedan southeastern Iran.

Zahedan provincial Gov. Abbas Ali Arjmandi said the gas was released after a worker from a private company dumped unspecified amounts of expired pesticides into a wastewater canal on Sunday morning.

Most of the students afflicted were from a nearby school and the residents in the area reported dizziness and nausea.

He did not identify the toxic gas in question or provide further details.

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