Two foreign fishermen die, two pass out after inhaling toxic gas


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Two fishermen died while two others passed out after they were believed to have inhaled poisonous gas in a fishing trawler at the fisherman’s jetty at Jalan Bagan 4, Sungai Besar near here Wednesday (Feb 19).

Sabak Bernam OCPD Supt Agus Salim Mohd Alias said the the incident took place at 2.50pm.

‘’Two of the fishermen were killed and two others were knocked unconscious at the scene when they sniffed the gas while transferring fish from the boat to the jetty.

‘’Police investigations found that the gas was used to freeze fish in the freezer of the boat but its type has yet to be identified.The Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia was rushed to the location.

‘’An inspection found all the victims were Indonesians but their identities are still being determined.The actual cause of deaths and the incident are still being investigated, ’’ he said when contacted by Bernama here. - Bernama

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