"378 Peruvian Workers Sickened By Pesticide"

"Hundreds of Peruvian farm workers, the majority of them women, became sick after inhaling a pesticide sprayed on a nearby field, the state-run Andina news agency reported."

"The chemical intoxicated at least 378 people, who overran the local hospitals in Ica, a city 200 miles south of Lima.

Patients were being treated in the hallways of a hospital, and suffered symptoms including vomiting, dizziness, and pain, CNN affiliate America TV reported. Two of the women are pregnant.

The national police and the prosecutor's office are investigating the incident, Andina reported."

Nelson Quinones reports for CNN October 18, 2012.

Source: CNN, 10/18/2012