2 schools in Negros Occ suspend classes due to foul odor

Marty Go, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 25 2017 03:35 PM

Two schools in Talisay City, Negros Occidental suspended classes on Tuesday morning after fumes from a still unknown source leaked inside the campus.

Six teachers, two parents and several students of the Talisay South Elementary School reportedly fainted, vomited and felt dizzy after inhaling the foul odor.

School principal Susan Panique immediately ordered an evacuation while members of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and City Health Office scoured nearby areas to find the source.

Meanwhile, Colegio San Nicolas De Tolentino – Recoletos, a private school near the campus also suspended classes after some of its students experienced dizziness and difficulty in breathing.

Some students were rushed to the City Health Clinic for Medical Attention.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office as well as the City Health Office are still investigating the incident.