Four dead inhaling toxic gas in China

November 14th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) At least four workers were killed and six others hospitalised Monday after inhaling toxic carbon monoxide gas at a cement company in China.

The incident took place around 11.30 a.m. at the Jiangxi Yadong cement company in Jiujiang in Jiangxi province, Xinhua reported.

There was a lack of oxygen, as the workers were working in a warehouse crammed with pulverized coal, an official said.

The factory produces eight million tonnes of cement annually.

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