RMG factory shut as 100 workers fall sick after 'eating its snacks'
The authorities of a garment factory in Kashimpur of Gazipur shut down the factory yesterday after over a hundred of its workers fell sick allegedly after eating snacks provided by the factory management on Wednesday night.
About a hundred workers of Turag Garments and Hosiery Mills Ltd were hospitalised yesterday morning, said hospital sources.
Md Selim Reza, manager (HR and admin) of the factory, said about 4,200 workers are employed by the factory.
He said many of the sick workers did not eat the food provided by the factory, while many others ate the food but did not get sick.
Abul Khair, director of Gazipur Industrial Police, said additional police have been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward situation.