20 students fall unconscious while attending mass Print
Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:37

By LIZA JOCSON

Around 20 students of a Zamboanga del Norte school mysteriously fell unconscious while attending a holy mass inside a Catholic church last Friday.

A Police Regional Office-9 report identified the subjects as students of the Colegio de San Francisco Javier located at barangay East Poblacion, Rizal, Zamboanga del Norte.

According to the report, the incident happened during a holy mass attended by the students after the school’s flag raising ceremony.

During the holy mass, one student who complained of headache and difficulty in breathing eventually passed out.

At least 20 students were said to have experienced a similar feeling and also fell unconscious.

The students were brought to a local hospital for treatment.  The Rizal Rural Health unit however failed to explain the reason behind the incident.  (Liza Jocson)