The smoke has had an adverse effect on students who attend schools in the Corporate Area and St Catherine.

Holy Childhood High was one of the worst affected as several of its students had to be rushed to hospital today.

It was a chaotic scene at the Medical Associates Hospital in St. Andrew, located about 8-hundred metres from the Holy Childhood High School.

Our news team saw many students crying.

Some held their chests as they struggled to breathe.

Operations Manager at the Medical Associates Hospital, Faith Collins says two bus loads of students came to the facility around 10 this morning.


Guidance Counselor at Holy Childhood, Angelica Dalrymple McCallum says the school had to close early.


As parents tried to console their ill children, a few voiced their anger and frustration at the continuous fires at the dump.