June 16, 2013
More than 140 workers, mostly women, at two Bangladeshi garment factories near the capital Dhaka fell ill on Sunday after drinking suspected contaminated water in their workplace, police said.
A series of tragedies since last November when a fire killed 111 people in another factory have triggered renewed scrutiny of “made-in-Bangladesh” clothes commonly sold in the West.
Sunday’s development comes less than two weeks after up to 600 workers at another garment plant were rushed to hospital after falling sick due to contaminated water.
This article was posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 9:43 am
Tags: foreign affairs