Unsolved mysteries of South-east Asia: The screaming schoolgirls of Kelantan

In the final instalment of a five-part monthly series, The Straits Times revisits cases in the Malaysian state of Kelantan and finds out why schoolgirls are more prone to the disorder

Students in the Malaysian city of Kota Bharu, which has seen several mass hysteria cases in the past decade. PHOTO: AMA ALIAS
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SINGAPORE - It sounded like a scene straight out of a horror movie.

It was 7.30am on July 18, 2018, and the assembly bells had just rung at SMK Ketereh, a secondary school in a sleepy town on the outskirts of Kota Bharu, the capital of Kelantan state in Malaysia.

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