Three Die of Suffocation in Pakistan’s Faisalabad City

Mon Dec 26 2022
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FAISALABAD: At least three bakery workers died of suffocation in their sleep and another was found unconscious in Batala Colony Pakistan’s Faisalabad city in Punjab. 

A spokesperson for Rescue 1122 said on Monday that victims — Husnain Fazal, 16, Mazhar Sarfraz, 28, Nafees Munir 15, and Shabbir Munir, 18, residents of Jaranwala, were working in a local bakery and living in a rented room situated at Waris Pura Nasir Town.

Causes of suffocation

After finishing their work, they lit the fire in a clay oven to heat up the room and went to sleep without switching off the stove.

The fire of the clay oven reportedly consumed the entire oxygen and caused suffocation which resulted in the death of Mazhar Sarfraz, Nafees Munir, and Shabbir Munir on the spot whereas Husnain Fazal fell unconscious and was shifted to the district headquarters hospital, where he is said to be in a critical condition.

Police took the bodies into custody while further investigation is underway.

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