13 children treated after becoming sick at Bronx subway station

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FORDHAM, The Bronx — Thirteen children were taken to a hospital for nausea and dizziness after they became ill while underground in the Bronx, authorities said Thursday.

The kids were with the Good Shepherd Day Camp in the Bronx and spent the day swimming at the Central Park pool, families said. They started experiencing symptoms when they exited a D train at the Fordham Road station, which services the B and D lines, aerial footage showed at 5:30 p.m.

Jaiden Lopez, 10, told PIX11 News she felt dizzy and her head hurt. Brian Stubbs said he also felt sick and noticed his fellow campers also weren't feeling well, saying a couple of them seemed to have passed out.

A fire department spokesperson said officials were called to the scene on a report of sick passengers in the subway station. Eleven children were taken to a hospital from the scene and two more went to the hospital on their own later, a hospital official said.

Medical officials remained at a loss as to what triggered the illness, though they said none of the children suffered any serious health issues.

By nightfall, most of the children has been released from the hospital.

PIX11 News' Doug Kahn contributed to this report.

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