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an office in Seoul, two employees each drank bottled water on their desks and collapsed and were taken to the hospital. Police brought a bottle of water and are investigating the exact cause of the accident.

Reporter Im Tae-woo on the sidewalk.


In front of a commercial building in Yangjae-dong, Seoul on the afternoon of the 18th.

An ambulance arrives and after a while picks up the patient in the building.

About an hour later, an ambulance arrives again and picks up another patient in the building.

The patients were all employees of a company located on the 4th floor of this building, and each showed abnormal symptoms after drinking bottled water on the desk and saying "the water tastes strange."

A female employee in her 30s collapsed with convulsions, then regained consciousness and then convulsed once more.

[Witness: It was because I was lying down when I came down. When a woman goes, a female employee (ambulance) rides, and when a man collapses, a male employee rides in the back with him.]

Mr. A was discharged and Mr. B is still hospitalized and receiving treatment.

The police sent the bottle of water they drank to the National Forensic Service and asked for a drug test.

Another employee of the company was found dead at home yesterday (19th) and said that they are investigating the connection with the bottled water incident.  

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