After being notified about the incident, the Hai Duong Branch of Food Safety and Hygiene dispatched health workers to the Military Hospital 7 in order to clarify the cause the incident.
The city’s police force has also been working alongside the Hai Duong General Hospital to investigate further into the incident.
Hoang Thi Hue, a worker who was hospitalised, said she ate fish, roasted peanuts, fried gourd, and boiled cabbage for lunch and began to suffer from a headache and nausea not long after at 2:30 pm. The symptoms were so bad that she and many of her co-workers had to be taken to hospital to undergo emergency treatment.
A further investigation into the incident is still underway.