Latest: News

Noxious fumes force school closures

Published: Thursday February 28, 2013 | 1:00 pm Comments 0
St George\'s College students  heading home  after noxious fumes force schools to be closed - Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer.g
St George's College students heading home after noxious fumes force schools to be closed - Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer.g
Alpha High students on their way home after schools have been suspended because of noxious fumes coming from a building in Kingston - Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer.
Alpha High students on their way home after schools have been suspended because of noxious fumes coming from a building in Kingston - Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer.
Students on their way home after schools in proximity to the Central Sorting Office of the Post and Telecoms Department in Kingston have been suspended because of the noxious fumes coming from the building - Norman Grindley/Chief Photogra
Students on their way home after schools in proximity to the Central Sorting Office of the Post and Telecoms Department in Kingston have been suspended because of the noxious fumes coming from the building - Norman Grindley/Chief Photogra

Anastasia Cunningham, News Coordinator

Classes at several schools in proximity to the Central Sorting Office of the Post and Telecoms Department in Kingston have been suspended because of the noxious fumes coming from the building.

It’s reported that strong wind is spreading the fumes across the area, which is affecting the institutions.

The Holy Trinity High School, Convent of Mercy ( Alpha Academy), Alpha Primary, St. George’s College, Kingston College, and Jessie Ripoll Primary are among the schools which are being affected by the noxious substance.

It's also reported that students are complaining of burning sensation in the back of the throat and tightness of the chest but they are not smelling the fumes.

Students were seen walking along the roadway with their faces covered.

Administrators say they decided to end classes early so as to prevent students from falling ill.

The police have cordoned off sections of North Street and South Camp Road.

Like our new Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/gleanerjamaica

Follow us on Twitter
http://twitter.com/JamaicaGleaner


editorial@gleanerjm.com

Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Videos

<

Top Jobs

View all Jobs