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Lessons at standstill after mass fainting case

Lessons at standstill after mass fainting case

Lessons at Sampov Loun High School in Battambang province are coming to a standstill, following a decision to close the school on Tuesday and Wednesday by members of the school committee and local authority.

This follows a case of mass fainting that saw over 40 students affected.

Sampov Loun district police chief, Pich Saren, said the students had difficulty breathing and felt fatigued since last Thursday.

“[The students] got tired after studying too much. They were not affected by any type of poison,” he said. Chork Sam Ol, the district hospital director, echoed Saren’s remark, saying: “There is no serious problem. They did not have enough food, in addition to overstudying.”

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