People’s Daily (China) reports that at least 22 Filipino students in a central province were ill and rushed to hospital on Tuesday after they ate a kind of local popular street snack, officials said.
The ill students, aged 12 to 14, are from Emilio Gaston Elementary School, Silay City, Negros Occidental province, said Senior Superintendent Charles Calima, the provincial police director. Shrimp omelet, a locally available snack, is suspected as the poisoning source, a report of the Inquirer news network quoted the official as saying.
The 22 students bought the snack from a 12-year-old schoolmate on Tuesday early morning. Soon after, three of them vomited while others complained of dizziness and stomach pain, according to the report. All of the 22 are out of danger and are being kept in the hospital for 12 hours for observation to make sure that they are all right, doctors said.