JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

China-made toys send 19 Vietnamese students to hospital

China-made toys send 19 Vietnamese students to hospital

Thursday, April 04, 2024, 12:52 GMT+7
China-made toys send 19 Vietnamese students to hospital
A ‘fart bomb’ labeled as ‘made in China,’ which caused 19 middle school students in Vinh Long Province, southern Vietnam to be hospitalized on April 3, 2024. Photo: Tuoi Tre Contributor

Nineteen students from a middle school in Vinh Long Province, southern Vietnam were hospitalized on Wednesday after developing symptoms of vomiting and shortness of breath after playing with 'fart bombs' that were made in China.

The education and training division in Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province on Wednesday evening released a report on the case.

At about 3:35 pm on the same day, several sixth-grade students of Loc Hoa Middle School in Long Ho exhibited symptoms of suspected poisoning, such as vomiting and shortness of breath.

The school asked for help from a general hospital in the Hoa Phu Industrial Park region and was advised to transfer the students to the provincial general hospital.

The school later rushed nine students to the Vinh Long General Hospital. Another 10 students with the same symptoms were taken to the hospital at 4:00 pm.

The students were diagnosed as having been poisoned with a banned substance inside the fart bombs.

Twelve out of the 19 students are now in stable health while the seven others need further care.

The school has reported the case to local authorities and assigned teachers and employees to cooperate with parents to care for the students.

Like us on Facebook or  follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Thanh Ha - Chi Hanh / Tuoi Tre News


Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Latest news