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‘Acute hysteria’ among East Darfur schoolgirls

November 23 - 2015 SHEIRIA LOCALITY
File photo: Darfur secondary school students
File photo: Darfur secondary school students

Eight students at the Sheiria Secondary School for Girls in East Darfur reportedly suffered attacks of acute hysteria on Wednesday.

The girls were transferred to a hospital in Sheiria, the Health Director of East Darfur, Dr Amir Abdelrahman told reporters in the state capital Ed Daein. He explained that the symptoms included extreme fear. The girls were crying constantly, he said.

The Commissioner of Sheiria locality, Siddig Abdelnabi, said that the condition of the students became stable after the intervention of a medical team from Ed Daein.

People in the area took to the streets to protest against the authorities’ slow response to the cases, complaining that the medical team only arrived in the locality four days after the symptoms appeared .


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