Published: 10:29, June 17, 2024 | Updated: 10:50, June 17, 2024
8 die from suffocation in cold chain vehicle in central China
By Xinhua

ZHENGZHOU - Eight people were confirmed dead due to suffocation in a refrigerated truck in central China's Henan province early Sunday, a local investigation team said.

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The eight people stayed in the insulated compartment of the vehicle, which was against regulations. They were found unconscious when the vehicle arrived at a gas station at around 10 pm Saturday in Hongzhuangyang township in Yexian county and were confirmed dead as of 3 am Sunday after medical treatment failed, the team said in a statement on Sunday.

The vehicle driver and related responsible personnel have been detained, and the cause of the case is being investigated.