All quiet at Ground Zero in Pasir Gudang, where toxic fumes made hundreds of people sick

SK Taman Rinting 2 primary school, a 20-minute drive from Pasir Gudang, has been closed since March 13, 2019. A sign in Malay on the gate says that it is not certain when school will re-open.
SK Taman Rinting 2 primary school, a 20-minute drive from Pasir Gudang, has been closed since March 13, 2019. A sign in Malay on the gate says that it is not certain when school will re-open.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF
 Farra Hafiqa Md Izamkhir (centre) fell ill on March 11 after noticing a foul smell during physical education class. She began vomiting and fainted. Some of her friends were warded in ICU at a hospital near Kampung Pasir Putih, in Pasir Gudang.
Farra Hafiqa Md Izamkhir (centre) fell ill on March 11 after noticing a foul smell during physical education class. She began vomiting and fainted. Some of her friends were warded in ICU at a hospital near Kampung Pasir Putih, in Pasir Gudang.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF
Personnel from the Emergency Medical Services and the military taking soil samples at a site believed to be in the area where chemical waste was dumped in early March.
Personnel from the Emergency Medical Services and the military taking soil samples at a site believed to be in the area where chemical waste was dumped in early March.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF

PASIR GUDANG (JOHOR) - On most days, getting a parking spot is next to impossible in front of Restoran Siakap Goreng Rahmat in Pasir Gudang during lunch time, residents say.

But the large parking space in Kampung Pasir Putih in a district of Pasir Gudang was empty on Thursday (March 14).

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