More victims of mysterious gas hospitalized in Atyrau region

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ATYRAU. KAZINFORM - More victims of the leak of an unknown gas in Atyrau region has been hospitalized, according to deputy chief physician of the regional children's hospital Oryndy Siplova.

Two more schoolchildren (Grade 9-10) were taken to the hospital after the accident that occurred on Thursday afternoon at a secondary school in Zhumysker village.

According to Ms Siplova, 20 kids have been diagnosed with gas poisoning.

The police have cordoned off the school's building. Gas workers and emergency crews are working at the scene.

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