Wednesday, August 20, 2014   

Toxic gas kills one man in Japan
(05-30 15:58)

A man died and two other people were critically ill on Thursday after they were exposed to a toxic gas at a fish processing plant in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Nagasaki, local officials said.
The incident happened at the seafood processing plant in Sasebo City of the prefecture minutes before 9:30 a.m. local time when employees of the seafood processing plant were cleaning drains and underground tanks for storage of scales of fish, which are located in the center of the factory, according to Sasebo City Fire Bureau.
The spokesperson for the fire department told Xinhua that after it received an emergency call from the plant, its rescue teams carried three men to hospitals in the city. But the spokesperson added a man in his 40s was later confirmed dead and the other were in life-threatening conditions.
The daily Yomiuri Shimbun also said after the accident that hydrogen sulfide was detected from the accident area where local police are investigating the details of the scene.
   
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