MOSCOW, September 28 (Itar-Tass) —— The Samara Region inquires into the reasons for the poisoning of 37 children, the Russian Interior Ministry said at its website on Thursday.
“Some 37 children from the primary forms at the secondary school in the settlement Surgut in the Sergiyevsk district in the Samara Region turned to the Sergiyevsk central district hospital with the complaints for running temperature and stomach on Thursday. All children passed a medical examination. 22 school students were prescribed with outpatient treatment, 15 students were hospitalized in the infectious disease ward at the Sergiyevsk central district hospital. The children are undergoing a virologic examination,” the website of the ministry reported.
“The lives of the students, who turned for medical aid and were hospitalized in the Sergiyevsk central district hospital, are out of danger. The Russian consumer rights watchdog has taken the water samples and is conducting the sanitary treatment of the canteen and the premises at the secondary school,” the website said.
The team of detectives is working at the incident site. The investigative bodies are about to open a criminal case.