Australia: Diagnosed with the same type of cancer – They all sat next to each other at work

A rather strange case is being investigated in New South Wales, Australia

Screenshot 16 1 Australia, Cancer

A rather strange but terrifying case is being investigated in New South Wales, Australia, as it appears that five women who worked together on the same floor and specifically sat next to each other, were diagnosed with the same type of cancer.

Liverpool City Council, where they all worked, confirmed the news, explaining that they had developed thyroid cancer in the last three to five years.

Four of the five women are part of the state Health Department's investigation, and the sixth floor of the building that houses their offices has been cordoned off as the investigation continues.

More than 40 employees who worked on the sixth floor have been transferred.

One of the patients believes that "something dark" is hiding behind it

There is reportedly a sixth person who reported having thyroid problems but did not want to participate in the study.

"I'm worried about everyone in the building"

Jenny Havilah is one of the people who worked there and ended up with thyroid cancer. He believes there is something "dark" behind the five cancer diagnoses.

Speaking to 9News Australia earlier this month, she confirmed that she has now had her thyroid removed and is awaiting the results.

He went on to tell the news agency, "I'm worried about my colleagues not only on the sixth floor, but who were working anywhere in this building."

While employees have been moved from the potentially dangerous floor, the United Services Union (USU) has called for the building to be closed completely.

The union's general secretary Daniel Papps told 7News: "We are concerned that the problem may be more widespread, so we would wait for an independent medical assessment that will unequivocally clarify the landscape before we recommend that our members return.

"We shouldn't forget that we're talking about a workforce that over the last couple of years has gotten used to working remotely ... so I don't think it's necessarily important to say that the office building itself should be cleaned up."

Papps added that staff members were "extremely concerned" about the situation.

Meanwhile, the state health department is conducting its own separate epidemiological investigation.