Last update: August 04, 2022, 12:07 PM IST
Students faint during mock drill in Bihar’s Batia (representative photo)
Students were asked to gather at the playground under the sun around 10.30 am as experts tried to train them on how to deal with an LPG cylinder fire.
At least 15 female students fainted during a mock fire drill at St Xavier’s School Baithia in West Champaran district on Wednesday, officials said.
A mock drill was conducted in the school premises by the district fire department. Students were asked to gather at the playground under the sun around 10.30 am as experts tried to train them on how to deal with an LPG cylinder fire.
One by one the girls fainted and fell on the ground due to the intense heat. When the mock drill was taking place, the school did not have an ambulance. After the arrival of the ambulance, six students were taken to the hospital.
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The remaining nine students were rescued minutes after being brought inside the school building.
“We immediately rescued the students and took them to the school premises. The victims are safe and recovering. They fainted due to heat and probably not eating. We have called doctors and Six students have been sent to hospital,” the school’s principal said in a written statement.
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