Investigation Underway to Uncover the Cause of Poisonous Water
In a distressing incident at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Jandri, located in the Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), twenty female students were affected after consuming toxic water. The incident, which occurred due to a mishap, has raised concerns about the safety of the school’s water supply.
Accidental Contamination Renders Water Unsafe
Preliminary reports suggest that a hazardous substance accidentally entered the water tank of the school, making the water unfit for consumption. The exact nature of the toxic substance remains unknown, pending laboratory analysis of a water sample collected by the school administration. This unfortunate incident has resulted in deteriorating health conditions for the affected students.
Immediate Medical Attention Saves Lives
Upon consuming the contaminated water, the students began experiencing adverse health effects, prompting their immediate transfer to a hospital. Fortunately, doctors have now confirmed that the condition of the affected girls is no longer critical, bringing relief to their families and the school community.
Authorities Swiftly Respond to the Crisis
Deputy Commissioner Karak, Ahmad Zeib, wasted no time in addressing the incident. He directed Assistant Commissioner Headquarters Karak, Younis Khan, and Additional Assistant Commissioner One Karak, Shamimullah, to visit the school premises and assess the situation firsthand. This prompt response reflects the administration’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the students.
Timely Aid and Treatment from Rescue 1122
Rescue 1122, the emergency response service, acted swiftly by providing immediate first aid to approximately twenty girls and swiftly transporting them to the district headquarters hospital. Thanks to their timely intervention, the majority of the girls are now in stable condition and are being discharged from the hospital. A report from the hospital administration indicates that approximately 95 percent of the patients with gastrointestinal issues have shown signs of improvement after medical examination.
Comprehensive Investigation Initiated
In order to determine the exact cause of the incident and prevent any future occurrences, DC Karak has formed an inquiry committee. The committee, led by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, will conduct a thorough investigation into all aspects related to the contamination incident. Their findings will provide valuable insights into the incident and help implement preventive measures to ensure the safety of the students.
As the inquiry progresses, more information will be made available to shed light on the events leading up to the consumption of the poisonous water. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining the quality and safety of water sources in educational institutions and highlights the need for stringent measures to prevent such accidents in the future.
Rest assured, the relevant authorities are dedicated to addressing the situation effectively and ensuring the well-being of all students in the district.