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Six Qasr-e-Naz workers arrested in the deaths of six family members from Pishin

March 11, 2019
Six Qasr-e-Naz workers arrested in the deaths of six family members from Pishin

It was initially believed that they died from food poisoning

Six workers at a Qasr-e-Naz (government rest house) in Karachi have been arrested for their involvement in the deaths of six people from Balochistan’s Pishin.

Five children and their aunt died soon after they arrived in Karachi from Pishin. They stayed at the Qasr-e-Naz.

It was initially reported that they died of food poisoning but a later report stated that the deaths were caused by aluminium phosphide poisoning.

On Sunday, the investigation team sought a detailed report from the officials involved in fumigating the rest house.

Related: Karachi food poisoning: Sixth victim passes away a day after five children die

The medical examiners said that the family were exposed to the phosphine gas from AP tablets, which are commonly used for fumigation.

The investigating team arrested six employees of the rest house, including officers.

They were arrested in light of the medical report, said investigation officers.

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