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Agricultural Workers Taken ill after Inhaling Toxic Fumes in Orissa

by Medindia Content Team on August 10, 2006 at 4:26 AM
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Agricultural Workers Taken ill after Inhaling Toxic Fumes in Orissa

At least 28 agricultural workers, most of them women, were taken ill after inhaling fumes of an insecticide sprayed in a field in Orissa's Bolangir district , official said Thursday.

The agricultural workers inhaled fumes of the highly toxic Thimet at a field at Khairmal village, some 15 km from the district headquarters of Bolangir, Wednesday afternoon, chief district medical officer Sarada Prasad Mishra told IANS on phone.

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Within an hour all of them complained of vomiting, headache and other effects of poisoning. They were taken to the district government hospital where they were discharged after treatment. All of them are out of danger, he said.

(Source: IANS)
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