Gatineau Police were looking at the possibility of the source might be carbon monoxide, but Commission Scolaire des Portages-de-lOutaouais ruled that out as a cause. The school board says it was a mechanical issue on the bus.
17 children have been sent to hospital in Gatineau sector, 4 other have been sent to Hull. The children have been sent to hospital as a precautionary measure.
The school board says all the kids were okay and had been discharged from the hospital by 3 p.m. Friday.
Students at Ecole Saint-Jean Bosco in Gatineau were sent to hospital with symptoms of headaches and nausea after reports of strange fujmes aboard their school bus. (CTV Ottawa)
Twenty-one elementary students who became ill after smelling a strange odour on their school bus in Gatineau, Que., Friday morning have been discharged from hospital.
Seventeen of the students were taken to the Gatineau Hospital and four to the Hull Hospital, Outaouais paramedics said.
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