Poison Gas: Doctors Battle To Save Another Affected Student at Ogba

4 Nov

At least two of the 25 students of Ogba Junior Grammar School hospitalised last Thursday for inhaling poisonous fumes from a photo laboratory close to their school are said to be battling for life at the emergency ward of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja.

According to reliable hospital sources, the students — Gbolahan Lawal and another, a female — are however said to be under close watch by doctors who believe they have good chances of recovering.

Gbolahan’s mother, Mrs. Isiwatu Lawal, who spoke to Vanguard said: “It was one of his friends who told me what happened in their school while I was waiting for him to return. This is because he wasn’t sick before leaving home.

“When I inquired from his friends, they said the chemical released by a photo laboratory behind their school affected all the pupils including him. While some of the pupils affected were rolling, clutching their stomach and screaming, he didn’t.

“So on his way home, he slumped on Ogba Road. It was bystanders who came to his rescue. They took him to a hospital where first aid was administered on him, before he was transferred to LASUTH, Ikeja.”
She noted that her son complained of chest pain earlier and began vomiting the following day. “At present, he is about receiving another drip. But the doctors have assured us that he will be stable in few hours.She stated that Gbolahan was the only male among the five students critically affected by the chemical, adding, “he is the only one in his ward. I don’t know where others are.”

Source: Vanguard

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