Little regulation in Pakistan: Ten die of suffocation due to chemical waste in D.I. Khan canal

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least 10 people died of suffocation and eight others fell unconscious on Friday while passing through a water channel which carries chemical waste from industries mainly from Chasma Sugar Mills-2 to the Indus River.

Local officials confirmed the incident saying at least 10 people died as they were passing through the water nullah which carried chemical waste.

Nazir Ahmed, the reporting officer at the Purwa Police Station said that a minor girl had fallen unconscious in the nullah. About 15 people who went in to rescue the child also fell unconscious.