Published: Wednesday February 20, 2013 MYT 8:30:00 PM
70 pupils of Bukit Kapar school down with food poisoning
KLANG: A total of 70 pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Kapar were down with food poisoning, with two of them treated at Meru Health Clinic.
Selangor Education Department director Mahmud Karim said the pupils complained of stomach pains after a meal at the school canteen during recess at 10.20am on Wednesday.
"Officers from the health office came for the pupils and sent two of them to Meru Health Clinic for treatment.
“The canteen was ordered closed until March 5 to allow investigation,” he said.
Mahmud advised the parents to prepare food for their children during the closure of the school canteen.
A check found that the pupils down with food poisoning and those in the morning session (Year 4,5,6) had gone home. Efforts to get a statement from the school headmistress failed after she refused to talk to the press.
Zamri Saadon, 36, father of Nornadiah Farhana, 12, said her daughter complained of stomach pains after eating fried rice at the school canteen.
"When I fetched her after school at 1.30pm, she was weak and unhappy.
“Nornadiah was given an injection at school," he said
He added it was the first food poisoning case in the school. - Bernama