26 Students in Negros Oriental Hospitalized Due to Indonesia Haze
INDONESIA HAZE – 26 high school student in Vallehermoso, Negros Occidental fall sick after the inhaling the alleged smoke from Indonesia haze.
Currently, the forest of Indonesia is burning. Its smoke has reached several parts of Southeast Asia. The particles of haze can affect a person’s heart and lungs.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas took to the social media to announce that the haze from Indonesia’s forest fires has reached the Philippines. They said it was enhanced by the southwest monsoon.
DENR encourages the public to take safety measures and ordered them to wear personal protective equipment such as eye goggles or dust mask. The government agency suggests them to stay indoors if they have nothing to do outside.
A few hours ago, Hometown Radio Broadcasting Services gave some update about the Indonesia haze on their Facebook Page. They claimed it has reached the town of Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental.
Based on the caption of the post, some of the students at St. Francis Assisi National high School fainted while some feel extreme fear. It says the smoke was probably from Indonesia’s forest fires.
A reporter named Benjie Rabanes said some of the students suddenly felt weak after inhaling the smoke in their area. 26 students were brought to a hospital in San Carlos. The Bureau of Fire in San Carlos and MDRRMO responded to the incident.
The post about the haze in Vallehermoso gathered various reactions from the netizens. Here are some of their comments on the post:
@Katch Kafaye: “The location of the school itself is probably one of the factors why they are the only ones affected”
@Shiela G. Palomar: “Wear mask, masakit yan sa ilong”
@Bautista Pie: “Keep Safe Everyone”
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