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25 schoolgirls fall sick from laughing too much

 Cumilla Correspondent  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:33 PM, 23 July 2019  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Suddenly students started laughing too much in the classroom. Following the laughing epidemic, the students started to fall sick one after another. They were taken to the hospital immediately. 

The incident took place at Syedpur High School in Cumilla Sadr Upazila on Monday afternoon. 

Narayan Chakraborty, the acting headmaster of the school, said that teachers and students attended the school on Monday morning as usual.

After the tiffin period, the class was re-start. Teacher Sudhanshu Bhushan Das was teaching in the classroom of Class-VIII at 2:00 pm. 

Suddenly, 2-3 students in the class started laughing. Soon other students joined them. Following the laughing epidemic, 25 students started to fall sick one after another. At this time, panic spread throughout the school.

Dr. Abul Kalam said the girls were attacked by mass psychogenic illness which originates from a nervous system disturbance involving excitation, loss or alteration of function.

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