Seventy-two students of Sekolah Menengah Agama Integrasi Batu Rakit here have been admitted to the Kuala Terengganu Hospital for food poisoning. They were among 213 students taken ill after breaking fast at the school canteen on Monday. Outpatient treatment was given to the rest.
The students, aged between 13 and 17, complained of stomach pain and diarrhoea after eating nasi minyak and rendang ayam.
They only informed their teachers about 1pm yesterday, who rushed them to the Batu Rakit clinic and Kuala Terengganu Hospital.
State Welfare, Health, Social Development and Women’s Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Rosol Wahid said schools should pay more attention to hygiene.