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13:00  25 june  2019
13:00  25 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Malaysia shuts schools after chemical pollution sickens kids © Provided by The Associated Press Emergency personnel help a student as she arrives at an evacuation center at Pasir Gudang district in Johor state, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Malaysia's government has shut more than 100 schools in a southern state after chemical pollution sickened dozens of students for the second time in three months. (AP Photo/Thomas Yong)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government has shut more than 400 schools in a southern state after chemical pollution sickened dozens of students for the second time in three months.

The education ministry ordered 111 government schools and several hundred private educational institutions in Pasir Gudang district in Johor state to close for three days starting Tuesday after many students complained of breathing difficulty and vomiting. The source of the pollution has not been identified.

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Malaysian authorities on Sunday ordered most of the country's schools shut for two days because of possible health risks posed by the thick haze from Indonesian forest fires. Close to half of Malaysia 's 52 pollutant monitoring stations around the country registered "unhealthy" air quality on Sunday.

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday that authorities are still trying to identify the companies behind the pollution and warned stern action will be taken.

In March, schools in the same area were shut for days after toxic waste illegally dumped into a river sickened more than 5,000 people. Authorities say the waste from that event was cleaned up and the two incidents are unrelated.

Mahathir said the recurring pollution was "unfortunate."

Four people, including two Singaporeans, from a tire processing factory in Johor have been charged in court over the earlier pollution incident.

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