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World

Web Desk
March 15, 2019

Over 100 schools face closure due to toxic waste dump in Malaysia

World

Web Desk
Fri, Mar 15, 2019

Pasir Gudang, MALAYSIA: Due to dumping of toxic waste in south state river of Malaysia large area of atmosphere got poisonous, including students from school two thousand people fell unconscious, more than hundred schools of area have been temporary closed.

Last week a ship illegally dumped the toxic waste in the river Sungai Kim Kim, due to which the atmosphere of Pasir Gudang’s industrial area got poisonous. Due to poisonous fumes citizen reported feeling nausea and vomiting. 

Two thousand people including children were provided quick medical help. 160 people are still being treated in the hospital.

Due to current situations the Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik closed 111 schools of the state.

Three people were arrested involving the matter. After investigations,  methane in the atmosphere was detected which became the main cause behind the adverse affect on the health of people.