Thursday, June 17, 2010

9 women hospitalised

ALAPPUZHA: Nine women, all employees of an umbrella manufacturing unit here, were admitted to the Alappuzha General Hospital on Thursday, after they complained of breathing trouble, nausea and vomiting.

The women said they suspected the foul smell from a private fertilizer/pesticide wholesale dealership store adjacent to their unit to be the cause of the uneasiness.

They had arrived at the umbrella unit at 8.30 a.m. and since then, the air was heavy with a foul smell as well, making it difficult for them to breathe.

By 10 a.m., some of them fainted and others began to vomit and the owners of the group immediately rushed them to the hospital.

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