Shock As Primary School Student Brings Poisoned Food To School, 8 Hospitalised

Shock at Primary School: Poisoned Food Sends Eight Pupils to Hospital Murombedzi, Zimbabwe – A routine school day at Matoranhembe Primary School took a terrifying turn on June 7th, 2024, when eight pupils were rushed to Murombedzi Rural Hospital after suffering from severe vomiting and stomach pains. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is currently investigating […] The post Shock As Primary School Student Brings Poisoned Food To School, 8 Hospitalised appeared first on iHarare News.

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Shock As Primary School Student Brings Poisoned Food To School, 8 Hospitalised

Shock at Primary School: Poisoned Food Sends Eight Pupils to Hospital

Murombedzi, Zimbabwe – A routine school day at Matoranhembe Primary School took a terrifying turn on June 7th, 2024, when eight pupils were rushed to Murombedzi Rural Hospital after suffering from severe vomiting and stomach pains. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is currently investigating a suspected case of food poisoning linked to a student’s lunch, and they believe the incident might have been deliberate. Fortunately, no deaths have been reported.

The Incident Unfolds

According to the statement issued by ZRP, the affected students fell ill after consuming rice and soup from a lunch box brought by one of their classmates. The incident has left the school community in shock, with parents and staff demanding answers.

“The pupils started vomiting and complained of intense stomach pains shortly after eating the food,” stated Commissioner Nyathi. “They were immediately taken to the hospital for urgent treatment.”

Investigations Suggest Deliberate Act

Preliminary police investigations have revealed that the lunch box in question was given to the student by her parent, who had packed two lunch boxes and provided instructions on how to share the food. The police suspect that the food may have been deliberately poisoned, raising serious concerns about the safety of schoolchildren.

The local community is reeling from the incident, with many parents expressing their concerns over the safety of their children.

 

Shock As Primary School Student Brings Poisoned Food To School, 8 Hospitalised
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Hospital Treatment and Recovery

The eight affected pupils are currently receiving medical treatment at Murombedzi Rural Hospital. Hospital staff have reported that the children are stable and responding well to treatment, but they remain under close observation. Fortunately, no lives were lost in this alarming incident.

ZRP Official Statement

ZRP PRESS STATEMENT 09 JUNE 2024: SUSPECTED FOOD POISONING AT MATORANHEMBE PRIMARY SCHOOL, MUROMBEDZI

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police reports that investigations are underway in connection with a case of suspected food poisoning which occurred at Matoranhembe Primary School, Murombedzi, on 07th June 2024.

Eight pupils allegedly started vomiting while complaining of stomach pains after they had consumed rice and soup, which had been packed in a lunch box. The pupils were ferried to Murombedzi Rural Hospital for treatment.

Investigations carried out by the police revealed that a fellow school pupil brought the lunch box which contained home-prepared food after being given two lunch boxes by her parent. The parent gave her instructions on how to share the food.

More details will be availed in due course as police inquiries continue.”

– [NYATHI. P] Commissioner Chief Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations) to the Commissioner-General of Police, Police General Headquarters

As the investigation continues, the community is left with many unanswered questions. How did the food become contaminated? Was it an accident or something more sinister? The ZRP is determined to uncover the truth and ensure justice for the affected pupils.

 

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