Sixty children take sick on flight to London
SIXTY children have been hit by suspected food poisoning on a seven-hour flight from Dubai to London.
The children, who belong to a choir called Only Kids Aloud, were returning home from a performance in Cape Town, South Africa when they began to suffer from vomiting and diarrhoea, the BBC reports. They had to share 17 toilets with other passengers on the Emirates Airlines Airbus A380.
Upon the plane's arrival at Heathrow Airport, paramedics took 11 of the children to hospital as a precaution, while the bug's other victims were treated at the scene. Ground staff had scrambled four ambulances to meet the flight.
"It happened very quickly. Suddenly there were about 30 people around me being sick," said 13-year-old Tanwen Cray, who became ill during the flight.
"The air stewardesses were running around giving people sick bags as quick as they could," she said. "There were a lot of queues for the toilets and we were all a bit queasy."
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