More than 40 female workers were hospitalized in the Mekong Delta’s Long An Province Thursday in what appears to be a strange case of mass hysteria.
Around 100 women began crying copiously, and collapsed with their faces turning red, local reports said.
Two women were sent to the Can Giuoc District hospital and 40 to Nha Be Hospital in the neighboring Ho Chi Minh City after the incident happened at around 10a.m. at the bag-making factory of the South Korean Simone company.
Others recovered on their own. Health authorities have not figured out what caused their condition, but suspected it was a case of hysteria.
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