BANGLADESH: 450 sweater factory workers fall sick
Nearly 300 Starlight Sweater employees who were taken sick earlier this week returned to work yesterday (6 June), while another 150 are still being treated in hospital.
More than 450 workers at the garment factory were hospitalised with acute stomach pain on Wednesday, barely two hours after they started their morning shift.
It is suspected that the workers drank contaminated water at the sweater factory, and a special committee has been set up to investigate the cause of the sickness.
News of the incident led to tension among other workers in Gazipur district near Dhaka, but Abul Khair, director of the industrial police, told just-style that the unrest is now under control.
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