Over 100 workers of a factory at Export Processing Zone (EPZ) area in Chittagong fell sick for 'drinking polluted water'.
Workers said more the 100 workers of 'OMI' factory (footwear factory) of 'Youngone' group started falling sick after drinking contaminated water of the factory since Wednesday morning.
However, Bipu Bose, medical officer of factory's medical center, said the workers were affected with diarrhoea after having their own meals and some of them have already taken treatment at the medical centre.
"A total of 53 sick workers have been admitted to the medical center till Thursday afternoon", he said.
General Manager of Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) Md Khorshed Alam some 30-35 workers of the factory were given treatment for diarrhoea at the medical centre of the factory and two workers were given treatment at BEPZA medical.