2 die after taking chemical in Rajshahi
Rajshahi: Two workers of a pharmaceutical company died and 10 others fell sick after taking chemical substance in Godagari upazila early Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Bakul Hossain, 38, son of late Tofijul Islam, and Towhidul Islam, 25, son of Yusuf Ali. They both hailed from Chabbishnagar Daying para village in the upazila.
Hipjur Alam Munshi, officer in-charge of Gadagari Police Station, confirmed the deaths.
The deceased were workers of 'Team Pharmaceuticals' in City's Sapura area.
On Tuesday, eight workers had the chemical substance, stored in a drum at the factory, assuming it molasses.
Later, one of the workers took the substance to his home and shared it with his four friends.
All those took the chemical started falling sick since early Thursday, the OC added.
He also said that they were taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where two died in the morning.