BINH DUONG – Two workers aged 43 and 37 died from suffocation while cleaning out a tank used to produce paper pulp in southern Binh Duong Province's Nam Tan Uyen Industrial Zone, local police said yesterday.
One of the victims died on the way to hospital, while the other died after admission.
The workers were employees of Hung Thinh paper producing company.
Three other employees who attempted to save the two workers also fell unconscious as they also inhaled toxic gas at the bottom of the tank. They are being treated at HCM City's Cho Ray Hospital.
The incident is being investigated, but police suspect they were overcome by residual chemicals in the tank. – VNS