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Workers hospitalised for exposure to extreme hot weather

Update: May, 30/2014 - 14:00

TAY NINH (VNS) — As many as 79 workers of the VMC Hoang Gia in the southern province of Tay Ninh's Tan Bien District have been hospitalised since yesterday afternoon.

Five of them were in serious condition and were taken to the Tay Ninh General Hospital. The remaining workers were treated at the Tan Bien District Medical Station.

The workers suffered spells of fainting, vomiting and convulsions.

Initial investigation showed that these workers had been working in extreme heat in an area that was not properly ventilated with fresh air for breathing. — VNS

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