More cases of mysterious poisoning of Iranian schoolgirls are reported in several provinces, local media reports, sparking calls for the authorities to act amid growing concern among parents.
Since late November, hundreds of cases have been reported, mainly in the holy city of Qom south of the capital Tehran, with at least 52 schools targeted, according to an official tally published yesterday. Some of the students have required hospitalization.
The latest spate of poisonings affects several students in two high schools in the western city of Abhar and in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, ISNA news agency says, quoting local health officials. Schoolgirls at a primary school in the city of Zanjan in the west were also targeted, ISNA adds.