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25 children hospitalised after taking expired pills in Russia

Twenty five children were hospitalized late on Thursday after taking expired pills at a boarding school in Russia's southwestern Voronezh region, local authorities said on Friday.

According to Voronezh's chief sanitary inspector Mikhail Chubirko, the 25 children felt unwell after they took "Isoniazid" and "Heksavit" pills at supper and were then rushed to hospitals.

Three of them suffered heavy allergic reactions, while the others were in a more stable condition, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.

16 December 2006

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