Hundreds Sickened in Bangladesh Garment Factory
Several hundred garment workers were sickened at their factory outside Bangladesh's capital on Sunday, apparently after drinking water there.
Police official Mohammad Jahid said many of the workers were treated at various hospitals after the incident at East West Factory in Gazipur district.
Jahid said most of the workers suffered vomiting and stomach problems. None was life-threatening.
He said up to 4,000 workers are employed in the factory.
Earlier this month, contaminated drinking water sickened 450 workers at Starlight Sweater Factory in the same area. Authorities cleaned the reservoir and reopened the factory a day later.