Over 100 students collapse after inhaling fumigation chemicals in Ekiti


Students of the College of Health and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, on Wednesday, went on rampage, following the collapse of about 100 of their colleagues after allegedly inhaling chemicals during a fumigation exercise on the campus.

It was gathered that the students collapsed while writing their examinations in various halls after inhaling the chemicals when the operatives of the Federal Fire Service were undertaking a fumigation exercise.

An eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity said no fewer than 100 students slumped as a result of the chemicals and they were rushed to hospitals outside the campus for medical treatment.

It was gathered that some of the students hospitalised were said to be asthmatic and developed complications as a result of the leaked chemicals inhaled during the fumigation exercise.

Angered by this development, the students in their numbers mobilised and besieged the institution’s administrative unit to demand explanation from the management.

The protest later turned violent as the administrative building, lectures’ rooms, vehicles of lecturers and other properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by the rampaging students, forcing the lectures and other staff to scamper for safety.

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