Three die from toxic gas exposure

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Three people exposed to toxic gas while cleaning an old well in Lunugala Maha Vidyalaya died on admission to the Lunugala Hospital


A fourth individual, who is in critical condition, was transferred to the Bibile General Hospital. (Palitha Ariyawansa)

 

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  • Rajr Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:13 PM

    That is probably H2S gas. It is common in deep pits and Wells. More public awareness is required by media about H2S, as it is a common practice in SL to get into Wells to clean them. Usually second and third persons get toxicated by getting in to the well to help the first. The gas is severe neurotoxic

    SL Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:21 PM

    H2S will kill human in seconds.

    ss Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:24 PM

    Better to make people aware / educate about safety and health hazards before attending to any job.

    badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 07:07 PM

    Ignorance....they should be educate of safety


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