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13 elementary school children in Japan hospitalised after acid spill

Thirteen children were hospitalised on Friday after hydrochloric acid was spilled during a science experiment in a class in an elementary school in Fukuoka, south-western Japan, local media reported on Friday.

According to the reports, the local board of education said that 13 pupils in the sixth grade felt ill following the accident, with some of them complaining of sore eyes and headaches.

At around 11:20 a.m. local time, one of the students at Nagazumi Elementary School in Minami Ward, Fukuoka Prefecture, accidentally spilled around three milliliters of hydrochloric acid from a test tube onto a table.


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