The ship was being repaired when the CO2 leak occurred that killed 10 people in China on Saturday.
26 May 2019

Ten people killed by a fire extinguishing system

Ten people have died and 19 were injured after high concentrations of carbon dioxide began to leak from the fire extinguishing system on a cargo ship in China.

The accident occurred in the Shandong province on Saturday afternoon local time. The ship belonged to a Chinese company, and the leak was allegedly caused by the crew not following the safety procedures, according to local authorities.

The police have arrested several people.

Accidents involving gas and lethal chemicals are common in China, where safety rules are sometimes ignored or not followed.  In April, ten people died after inhaling smoke at a pharmaceutical factory, also in the Shandong province.