News Summary: 450 workers fall ill in Bangladesh

News Summary: 450 garment factory workers fall ill in Bangladesh, drinking water eyed as cause

Associated Press

DANGEROUS DRINK: About 450 garment workers fell ill during their shifts at a sweater factory near Bangladesh's capital, and authorities said Thursday the water supply was suspected.

INVESTIGATION IS ON: Investigators from the government's health ministry were testing the water at the Starlight Sweater Factory, which gets its drinking water from an underground reservoir, for possible contamination.

UNSAFE HISTORY: The incident is the latest in a series that highlights the hazardous working conditions in thousands of garment factories in Bangladesh. A building collapse near Dhaka in April killed 1,129 workers and injured scores more.

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