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Olusosun Dump : Three pupils collapse as smoke forces closure of schools

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Three pupils of Ikosi High School, Ketu , have reportedly collapsed following heavy smoke from the Olusosun dump in Ojota area .

The pollution, which began on Wednesday after a fire outbreak at the site , has forced many residents and business owners to run for safety .

On Friday when our correspondent visited Ikosi , primary and secondary school , pupils could be seen rushing out of their schools and going home .

A Senior Secondary School 2 pupil of IHS named Lateef told our correspondent that teachers asked them to go home at 11 am as a result of the danger the smoke posed to their health .

He revealed that three pupils of the school collapsed on Thursday and were rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

While confirming the development , a handful other pupils our correspondent spoke with said their colleagues ’ health situation really left everyone panicking.

Apart from IHS, other schools where pupils were released to go home on Thursday and Friday as a result of the heavy smoke include Ikosi Junior High School , Ikosi Primary School and Express Nursery and Primary School 1 and 2 .

A teacher in one of the schools , who asked not to be named , said academic activities have been seriously affected as a result of the situation.

He declined to confirm if indeed the three pupils collapsed or not, saying he had no power to speak on the matter. punchng

 

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