28 Feb '12, 6pm

100 Bangladeshi workers sick after dinner at factory

100 Bangladeshi workers sick after dinner at factory

Ashulia, Bangladesh, February 22, 2012 Over 100 workers of a ready-made garment factory in the capital's suburb Ashulia fell sick after having dinner served by the factory authorities early Tuesday. Most of the victims are women and condition of 53 is stated to be critical, said Badrul Alam, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station. They were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Ashulia Centre for Women and Children Health and different local clinics in Ashulia and Savar. Talking to The Daily Star, Badrul Alam said more than 100 workers of Yiagi Bangladesh, a Japan-owned ready-made garment factory at Jamgara, started vomiting immediately after taking the dinner supplied by the factory management around 12am. Nearly 1,000 labourers were working for the nightshift ahead of Tuesday's holiday on the occasion of International Mother Language Day and had dinners at the...

Full article: http://soshiok.com/article/17627

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