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Soybean dust ‘likely cause’ of Karachi poisonous gas deaths: experts

KARACHI: The experts reached to explore the factors of poisonous gas that caused the mysterious deaths of 14 people in Karachi during the last two days.
According to a report submitted to Karachi Commissioner disclosed that the incident happened due to soybean dust which polluted the air, subsequently affecting the citizens roughly.
It further said placing the consignments of soybean without preventive steps after offloading from ship at the Karachi Port Trust conduced the poisonous dust, the report added.
Experts at Aga Khan University Hospital and ICCBS at Karachi University labs disclosed that the normal ranges of the chemical present in the air are around 120 percent, which had been raised to a whopping 1420 percent since the incident was first reported.
At least 14 people have died and several others affected due to mysterious gas leaks in the Keamari area of the metropolis.
Reports suggested that 14 people died from February 16 to 19 which were duly verified by special health secretary in his report to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
As many as 258 people affected and were shifted to public and private hospitals after the toxic gas spread in the Keamari area. Out of 258, 232 people were discharged from the hospital and 12 patients are still under observation.
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