Over 100 workers of a factory in Chittagong Export Processing Zone area fell sick after ‘drinking polluted water’.
Workers said more than 100 workers of OMI footwear factory of Youngone group started falling sick after drinking contaminated water of the factory since Wednesday morning.
However, Bipu Bose, medical officer of factory’s medical center, said the workers were affected with diarrhea after having their own meals and some of them have already taken treatment at the medical centre. ‘A total of 53 sick workers have been admitted to the medical center till Thursday afternoon,’ he said.
General Manager of Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority Md Khorshed Alam said some 30-35 workers of the factory were given treatment for diarrhea at the medical centre of the factory and two workers were given treatment at BEPZA medical.
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