Workers fall ill after drinking polluted water

Nearly 100 garment workers fell ill and were admitted to various hospitals in Anekal on May 28, 2018.

Nearly 150 garment factory workers, most of them women, fell ill after they drank polluted water in Silver Crest Garments Factory in Billapur on Monday.

Although the workers started falling sick on Saturday, the malady continued even on Monday. On Saturday, around 50 workers consumed the polluted water and fell sick. Among them, more than 15 women vomited blood and were admitted to hospitals in Attibele and Sarjapur.

On Monday, nearly 100 workers fell ill and were admitted to various hospitals in the city.

The rampant falling ill of the workers has created a tense situation among the workers, said Venkatesh, the relative of a patient admitted to a Anekal hospital.

Workers suspect that there was a dead snake in the water tanker, which has decayed and polluted the water.

After the incident came to light, Sarjapur tahsildar Lakshmisagar visited the factory premises on Monday and inspected cleanliness of the factory.

Taluk health officer Dr Janaprakash visited the hospital and held a meeting with the factory administration. He has taken a sample of the water and has sent it to a laboratory for investigation. He has instructed the factory management to improve the basic facilities provided to the workers.

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