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Fisheman dies, seven others hospitalized due to toxic gas leak

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A fisherman died and several others hospitalised due to inhaling a toxic gas inside a fish tank of a fishing vessel docked at the Ambalangoda Fisheries Harbour.

Police said the eight fishermen have been hospitalized following which one had died.

The other seven fishermen are currently receiving treatment at the Balapitiya Hospital.

By Susil Priyantha 


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  • Philip Thursday, 08 February 2024 06:21 AM

    It is worth investigating the content of the 'tank' inside the boat. Can it be the 'formalin', suspected of being used in preserving fish?


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