Azhar University dismisses 10 students over faked food poisoning
The entrance of Al-Azhar University - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Ten students the Faculty of Islamic Studies at Azhar university in Kafr El-Sheikh, were dismissed Saturday after allegedly faking food poisoning, Youm7 reported.

On Dec. 22, cases of poisoning were reported among students of the Faculty, however after they were hospitalized, the students, all women, admitted they had faked their symptoms.

On Thursday, Jan. 1, 155 female students from Al-Azhar University campus in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Asyut were reportedly poisoned over eating a contaminated meal.

The incident started with 18 sick students, but the number of affected students increased later to 60 then to 155, with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. The students were referred to the hospital and investigators looked into the incident.

A number of the students were dismissed from Azhar university lately, mostly over charges of participating in riots and demonstrations that began shortly after the ouster of former Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.

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