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Six Filipinos die in gas accident: reports

Six Filipino workers died at a water treatment plant in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah after they inhaled poisonous gas while cleaning a tank, according to reports on Tuesday.

world Updated: Mar 23, 2010 09:33 IST

Six Filipino workers died at a water treatment plant in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah after they inhaled poisonous gas while cleaning a tank, according to reports on Tuesday.

The six, aged between 16 and 30, died in the accident late Sunday after two of the workers entered the tank to do cleaning work and failed to emerge an hour later.

State Fire and Rescue Department chief Khairuddin Drahman said the four other workers went down to search for the pair, and also fell unconscious, according to the New Straits Times newspaper.

Khairuddin said they were believed to have inhaled carbon monoxide fumes, emitted by the generator used in the cleaning work.