Chlorine gas leak lands six in hospital in Tawau

KOTA KINABALU: One Indonesian and five Filipino workers were rushed to the district hospital after they were exposed to a gas leak during ground digging works in Tawau on Wednesday (Nov 29).

The Fire and Rescue Department initially received the report at 5.37pm on the incident that occurred at Pegagau Agriculture Wakuba there.

"The Tawau district hospital reported that six victims aged between 43 to 19 years old – two in the red zone, four in the yellow zone – were brought into the emergency division following the gas leakage believed to be chlorine gas.

"The team rushed to the scene to gather further information and found the gas leak occurred around 11am when the ground digging works using excavator were being done at the workers quarters site. The team conducted zoning section on site and collected data of the material involved. Information will be updated from time to time," said the Department spokesman.

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