Trinidad: Boy, 6, stung by scorpion at school


A six-year-old boy was stung by a scorpion while at school on Monday. Masood Ali was sitting in the First Year classroom of Rochard Douglas Presbyterian School when the scorpion stung him on his left foot around 2 p.m. The Express was told by the child’s mother, Maltee Ali, that her son was discharged from hospital as he did not show signs of poisoning.

Ali met her son at the health centre when he was being examined by doctors, then accompanied him to the San Fernando General Hospital where he was examined further and kept for several hours for observation. The child was discharged from hospital on Monday night. Speaking with the Express yesterday at the family’s home in Barrackpore, Ali said her son is feeling well and should return to school this week.(Trinidad Express)…[+]