155 female students poisoned in Al-Azhar University campus
The entrance of Al-Azhar University - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO:  About 155 female students from Al-Azhar University campus in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Asyut were reportedly poisoned Thursday morning over eating contaminated meal. Youm7 reported.

It was added that the incident started with 18 sick students, but the number of infected girls increased later to sixty with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. The students were referred to the hospital as investigators started to follow the incident.

Legal procedures will be implemented and the students will be observed until their conditions become stable, Ahmed Abd Al-Hamid, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Asyut was quoted as saying in a statement by Youm7.

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