Srinagar: Dozens of girl students fell ill during a self-defense drill in J&K’s Kupwara district on Thursday, officials said.
Reports said that dozens of female students fell unconscious at a government school in a village in Handwara tehsil of Kupwara during the drill.
Reports said that pepper spray had been used during the drill which could have resulted in the incident.
“When students started losing consciousness, they were quickly shifted to a nearby hospital,” official sources said, adding that an investigation has been ordered to ascertain the cause.
“Police have registered a case in the incident. It is premature to say what actually caused the incident,” an official said.
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