More than 50 garment factory employees hospitalized

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –More than 50 employees working in a garment factory were hospitalized following a gas leak, today.

The employees had fainted after being choked by the gas leak and another 40 individuals were said to have been hospitalized last night.

Police investigations revealed that a chemical had leaked in the air compressor used for waste disposal.

Few employees were rushed to the Ragama Teaching Hospital and several others were rushed to the Ja-Ela divisional Hospital and Gampaha Hospital.

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