4 dead after inhaling hazardous fumes at Cape Town factory

Police say the workers, aged between 22 and 51, were cleaning an underground tank where they inhaled hazardous fumes. They died on the scene.

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CAPE TOWN - Four men have died in a plastic recycling factory in Cape Town.

Police say the workers, aged between 22 and 51, were cleaning an underground tank where they inhaled hazardous fumes. They died on the scene.

A fifth man has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Provincial police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said crime scene experts and a disaster management team had attended to the scene.

“An inquest was registered for investigation,” he said.