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  • Pakistan: Inhalation of deadly ‘Phosphine’ gas killed five children & their aunt at Qasr-e-Naz guest house according to chemical experts

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/43...emical-experts
    Exclusive: Inhalation of deadly toxic ‘Phosphine’ gas, instead of food-poisoning killed five children, their aunt at Qasr-e-Naz: chemical experts

    M Waqar Bhatti
    February 23, 2019
    Karachi: Inhalation of a highly toxic gas ‘Phosphine’ produced by a deadly fumigant ‘Aluminium Phosphide AlP’, instead of food poisoning, most likely resulted in the deaths of five children and their paternal aunt at the room of Qasr-e-Naz State Guest House on night between Thursday and Friday, forensic experts told The News on Saturday....
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1469415
    Siblings' deaths blamed on bad food were actually caused by toxic pesticide: Karachi police

    Imtiaz Ali Updated March 13, 2019

    ... According to DIG Karachi South Sharjeel Kareem Kharal, the six had died after exposure to toxic gases released in fumigation carried out by the staff of Qasr-i-Naz, an official guesthouse where the victims were staying on their arrival in Karachi from Balochistan.
    DIG Kharal, addressing a press conference, said that nine persons, including the chief engineer of the guesthouse, have been arrested on the charge of manslaughter.
    The South police chief, while quoting laboratory reports of samples collected, said that phosphine was found in the viscera of the deceased. He ruled out the possibility of toxic food behind the tragedy.
    ...
    Referring to laws regarding the use of hazardous substance, Kharal observed that the staff was not supposed to use such substance for fumigation purpose as its use is limited to agricultural purposes...
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