KARACHI – Four Sanitation workers died after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning an underground tank at a chemical factory, in Bin Qasim area of Karachi, police said on Thursday.
One of the cleaners slipped and fell while cleaning the boiler and to save him, four others jumped in but all of them fell unconscious, said police officials.
Unfortunately, only one worker was rescued while four others lost their lives. The victims were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for postmortem examination.
The cleaners were identified as Tanveer, Zahoor, Sufiyan and Faisal. The cleaner who was fortunate to have been survived was identified as Ali Shah.
Police sealed the factory in Bin Qasim area of Karachi while efforts were underway to detain the owner of the factory who resides in Gulshan-i-Iqbal.
Police also took some workers of the factory into custody for interrogation.