Atyrau schoolchildren poisoned by pepper gas spray

ATYRAU. KAZINFORM - The cause of the mass poisoning of children in school named after I. Taimanov in suburban settlement Zhumysker, Atyrau region, was pepper gas spray, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the regional administration.

One of the schoolchildren sprayed pepper gas on the 1st floor of the school. As a result, 21 high school students and 1 staff member have been hospitalized, said the head of the education department of Atyrau city Nursaule Saylauova. The victims are now in stable condition. The relevant services are now working on investigating the incident. Akim of Atyrau region Baktikoja Izmuhambetov, who visited the victims, has instructed all responsible authorities to carry out preventive work among students in order to prevent such accidents in the future.

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