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190 students injured in botched school fire drill as real smoke was used

By Mason White 10:24 AM September 27, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
School officials who attempted to make a fire drill appear realistic, said that many students were injured during the event.

A total of 191 students in China, have been hospitalized, according to the government officials.

The number of students who are in critical condition rose to 37. Officials said that the fire drill went wrong at a school in Gansu, after smoke was used to imitate a real fire.

The students from the junior high school participated in the fire drill, which involved smoke.

Many students began coughing and vomiting after inhaling the smoke.

A group of experts sent by the National Health and Family Planning Commission arrived on Monday, to help treat the injured students.