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Over 50 people fall sick of chemical fumes in Bangladesh's capital

English.news.cn   2010-09-23 09:07:57 FeedbackPrintRSS

DHAKA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Over 50 persons, including children and women, fell sick inhaling chemical fumes on Wednesday in an industrial area in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police and hospital sources said.

Police in the police station in Tejgaon Industrial area told Xinhua by phone that the people fell sick inhaling fumes coming out from a dye-making factory in the industrial area as a six- story building houses of which the factory is on the ground floor and the residential arrangements in the upstairs.

The sick people were taken to the main state-owned hospital in the capital where doctors said the people were saved as they were promptly rushed to the hospital.

Doctors said conditions of several children were serious. Police, who visited the factory, said they did not find out the owner of the building.

Editor: Xiong Tong
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