JOHOR BAHRU — March 11, 2019: The number of victims in the dumping of toxic waste into Sungai Kim Kim on Thursday rose to 207 people as at 11 tonight after a second wave of attack at noon today.
The second wave incident affected students at Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Pasir Putih and SMK Taman Pasir Putih. Both school have been closed again.
By later tonight, 29 had been sent to health clinics while 77 were referred to the Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI), where 35 were warded. Of the 35, four were in the Intensive Care Unit.
Of the number of patients still awarded at HSI, 11 are adults and 33 students.
State health director Dr. Selahuddeen Abd. Aziz said that as in the first incident, the victims who inhaled the gas suffered shortness of breath and vomiting.
The people are advised to avoid entering the affected areas in Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang until further notice. –Bernama