New instances of poisoning in several Iran areas: media

TEHRAN: Extra instances of mysterious poisoning of Iranian schoolgirls have been reported Sunday in a number of provinces, native media reported, sparking requires the authorities to behave amid rising concern amongst dad and mom.

Since late November, tons of of instances have been reported, primarily within the holy metropolis of Qom south of the capital Tehran, with at the very least 52 colleges focused, in accordance with an official tally revealed on Saturday.

Among the college students have required hospitalisation.

The most recent spate of poisonings affected a number of college students in two excessive colleges within the western metropolis of Abhar and within the southwestern metropolis of Ahvaz, ISNA information company stated, quoting native well being officers.

Schoolgirls at a major college within the metropolis of Zanjan within the west have been additionally focused, ISNA added.

Extra instances have been reported within the holy metropolis of Mashhad within the northeast, Isfahan within the centre and Shiraz within the south, in accordance with Mehr and Ilna information companies.

Dozens of schoolgirls have been taken to native hospitals for remedy, the reviews stated.

On Friday, President Ebrahim Raisi stated he had requested the ministers of intelligence and inside to observe up on the poisoning instances, dubbing them “the enemy’s conspiracy to create worry and despair” among the many individuals.

Interviewed by the Fars information company, Deputy Inside Minister Majid Mirahmadi stated the “plotters of the poisoning of ladies” have been searching for “to shut the faculties”.

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He added, nonetheless, that these behind this motion have been additionally attempting to spark extra protests within the Islamic republic.

Mirahmadi was referring to the protest motion triggered in Iran by the September 16 dying in custody of Mahsa Amini, a younger ethnic Kurd arrested for an alleged breach of strict costume guidelines for girls.

Mirahmadi stated that a lot of the affected college students suffered issues resulting from “nervousness and stress”.

Final week, Iran’s Deputy Well being Minister Younes Panahi stated the poisonings have been geared toward shutting down training for women.