#stayhome Maintain the distance, wash your hands, and follow instructions from the health authorities.

POST Online Media Lite Edition


Death toll of cargo ship gas leak rises to 10

Christian Fernsby |
Ten people died after carbon dioxide leaked in a cargo ship at Longyan Port, Weihai city, in east China's Shandong Province Saturday, local authorities said on Sunday.

The accident happened around 4 p.m., when the ship owned by the Fujian Shipping Company was being repaired.

Nineteen people injured in the accident are receiving medical treatment at a local hospital. They are in stable conditions, authorities said.

A preliminary investigation showed that carbon dioxide leaked from the fire system due to improper operation of crew members. Those responsible for the accident are under police custody.

Further investigation is still underway.

What to read next

Freedom Ship on the move again
Qatar Airways Cargo wants to be majoy player in three markets
Turkish Cargo carried 1,5 million live fish to Oman from Izmir