Over 100 schools face closure due to toxic waste dump in Malaysia

Due to dumping of toxic waste in south state river of Malaysia large area of atmosphere got poisonous, including students from school two thousand people fell unconscious, more than hundred schools of area have been temporary closed.
Last week a ship illegally dumped the toxic waste in the river Sungai Kim Kim, due to which the atmosphere of Pasir Gudang’s industrial area got poisonous. Due to poisonous fumes citizen reported feeling nausea and vomiting. 
Two thousand people including children were provided quick medical help. 160 people are still being treated in the hospital.
Due to current situations the Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik closed 111 schools of the state.
Three people were arrested involving the matter. After investigations,  methane in the atmosphere was detected which became the main cause behind the adverse affect on the health of people.
Over 100 schools in Malaysia have been closed after the dumping of toxic waste into a river caused hundreds of people to fall ill, including many children, authorities said.
A truck is believed to have dumped the waste in southern Johor state last week, sending hazardous fumes across a wide area and causing those affected to display symptoms of poisoning such as nausea and vomiting.
Over 500 people, many of them school pupils, have received medical treatment after inhaling the fumes, with over 160 admitted to hospital, according to official news agency Bernama.It was unclear what type of poisonous gas had been emitted near the industrial town of Pasir Gudang.
Education Minister Maszlee Malik initially ordered the closure of 43 schools in the area Wednesday, but later announced that figure had more than doubled.
“The ministry of education has decided to close all 111 schools in the Pasir Gudang area immediately,” he said in a statement.
“The education ministry is requesting that all parties take precautions.” Three men were arrested earlier this week over the toxic waste dumping. One is expected to be charged in court soon and could face up to five years in jail if found guilty of breaking environmental protection laws.

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Over 100 schools face closure due to toxic waste dump in Malaysia
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