Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Some 500 Cambodian garment workers sent to hospitals for health problems

(Post by CAAI News Media)

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Some 500 garment workers were sent to hospitals and clinics Monday for their bad health conditions, local officials said.

Police and other local officials told Xinhua that since 12:30 p.m. local time, some 500 workers have been sent to hospitals and clinics after they felt dizzy, pale, weak and even fainted at a Korean-owned factory.

It remains unclear about the cause of the incident, but many suggested it may be caused by the chemical exposure from clothes, water or foods.

The officials, however, said no one died from the incident and many have been recovered.

The factory is located about 10 kilometers in the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

The garment sector is one of Cambodia's main exporting products and it contributes a lot to the country's revenue.

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