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100 RMG workers fall ill having snacks

Update : 02 Apr 2015, 06:40 PM

More than 100 workers of a ready-made garment factory suddenly became sick yesterday after allegedly having snacks provided by the unit authorities in Jirani area of Ashulia early Thursday. 

The sick workers of Turag Garments Ltd situated at Panishail Mahalla of the area got admitted to different local hospitals and clinics including Bangladesh-Korean Hospital.

Many workers told the Dhaka Tribune that they, who were on a night shift duty, started vomiting after eating bananas, bread and eggs at the factory around 1am. There were about 200 workers during the shift. Besides, many of them also fainted and felt dizziness, said Morzina Akter, a worker of the unit.

Moazzem Hossain, a senior medical officer at Bangladesh-Korean Hospital, said they got admitted about 25 workers there.

They primarily suspected that food poisoning led to the massive sickness of the workers. 

On the other hand, the factory’s Managing Director Hussain Mohammad could not be reached despite several attempts over cell phone for his explanation in this regard.

Mostafizur Rahman, director of Ashulia industrial police, said they rushed to the spot being informed.

Additional policemen were deployed in front of the factory to shun any possible untoward situation centring the incident, he went on. 

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