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Pasir Gudang chemical spill: Malaysia sees spike in cases

Pasir Gudang, Mar 15 (UNI) The number of cases at the medic base, where a large number of people are affected by the pollution stemming from the recent chemical dumping incident at Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium continue to grow.
With 780 new cases been registered recently, the toll rose to 3,555 cases.
According to media reports, the dumping incident has affected some 3,555 people. Hundreds of Malaysians have fallen sick in country's south after toxic waste was allegedly dumped into a river at Sungai Kim Kim river in southern Johor region on March 7.
Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Sahruddin Jamal said only 202 individuals received further treatment at hospitals, with 113 warded. He said many who were hospitalised earlier had been discharged, The Straits Times reported.
"A total of 531 victims who received treatment at Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) and Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) have been discharged and allowed to go home," he said.
The illegal dumping of toxic waste into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor, has also forced the closure of all 111 schools in the area.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that it has not yet reached the level which required evacuation.
"The people should have faith in the government in handling this issue," he said.
A tanker lorry dumped the chemicals in the river on March 6, according to the Johor Department of Environment. The first 103 people fell sick on March 7 and since then, the number of people who have fallen sick has risen to 937.
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