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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 Sheiria locality, East Darfur, reportedly suffered attacks of acute hysteria on Wednesday and were transferred to the local hospital.

The Health Director of East Darfur, Dr Amir Abdul Rahman confirmed the report, and explained that the girls’ symptoms included extreme fear, and they were crying constantly.

The Commissioner of Sheiria locality, Siddig Abdulnabi, said that the condition of the students is now stable after the intervention of medical teams which came to the locality.

Citizens and students protested against the authorities’ slow response to the cases, complaining that the medical team only arrived in the locality four days after the event.

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