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Over 100 garment workers fall sick in Narayanganj

WT24 Desk

More than hundred garment workers fell sick due to mass hysteria and diarrhea in Pilkuni area of Fatullah Industrial area of Narayanganj on Tuesday, Agencies report.

The incident developed among workers of a garment factory called ‘NT Apparels’ where most of the ailing victims are women.

Arifuddin, a worker of the factory, told Banglanews that around 500 people work at the factory. Some 10-12 persons first fell sick after joining work in the morning. Then the situation deteriorates with more people gripped by hysteria and diarrhea.

Of the victims, 60 people were admitted to Narayanganj General Hospital others are being treated locally, he added.

Asaduzzaman, medical officer of Narayanganj General Hospital, said 10-12 people were affected by Diarrhea while the rest were hysteria patients. Some of them already returned home after recovering while others are being treated.

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