Toxic gas kills at least five at Karachi Port

Toxic gas kills at least five at Karachi Port

At least five people were killed after inhaling toxic gas at Karachi’s Keamari port area on Sunday.

According to local reports, the toxic gas originated from the port area and spread to nearby residential areas, poisoning a large number of people. At least 70 people were taken to hospital for treatment and five of them have died.

After a large number of patients started approaching the local hospitals, authorities declared an emergency and advised people to remain indoors and wear masks.

The cause of the gas leak has yet to be confirmed but initial investigations suggest it was from a container ship docked at the port.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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