Seven killed by carbon monoxide fumes
MALANG: Seven people died on Thursday in the village hall of Ngadas village, Malang, East Java, after they were overcome by fumes from a generator.
The victims, who were laborers renovating the village hall’s office, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. They were found on Thursday morning by a local resident who went to wake them up, village chief Mujianto said.
He added that the victims had borrowed a generator from residents on Wednesday night after the electricity went out. He said residents had told them to open the windows or doors when using the device.
Malang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Yade Setiawan Ujung confirmed the incident.
The men, who were not residents of Ngadas village, were all found in a sleeping position, he said. Police took the seven victims to Saiful Anwar Hospital for autopsies. — JP