Police: Poison gas from rotting squid guts kills 3

Date: 1/6/2004

Three of four crew members found dead aboard a South Korean vessel at a fishing port in Oda, may have died from lack of oxygen due to a gas caused after the guts of squid in the hold of the ship rotted, police and Japan Coast Guard officials said. The hold of the ship was divided into 19 sections, investigators said, adding that they found rotten squid guts in two sections of the hold where the three men were found. The police suspect the two sections had become filled with poisonous gas generated by the rotten internal organs.

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