South African Police hunts the man who gave children poisoned sweets

  • November 11, 2016

South African police are hunting for a man who is suspected of giving poisoned sweets to schoolchildren.

The incident happened in three Johannesburg primary schools yesterday.

Two out of the 60 children who ate the sweets are in a serious condition in hospital.

Paramedics were called to the scene after a number of them complained of abdominal pain as well as nausea and vomiting.

They were treated and taken to hospital. The children told paramedics they had been given sweets by an unknown man the previous day.

A case of attempted murder had been opened.

The education department has warned schools to be on the lookout for the suspect.

A local journalist has tweeted a picture of what he says is a bag of the tainted sweets that was recovered:

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