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Two men rescued after being overwhelmed by toxic fumes cleaning tank

Rescue mission: the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service was called to assist two men who becxame unconsious while working in a tank (File Photograph)

Two men have been taken to hospital tonight after apparently being overcome by toxic fumes while working in a tank.

The men were found unconscious in a tank on Radnor Road, in Hamilton Parish, shortly before 7.30pm.

Fire Service personnel and an ambulance were called to the scene and the men were taken to hospital.

A spokesman for the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service said initial reports suggested that the men had become “overwhelmed” while working in the tank.

The spokesman added: “On arrival, fire crews found two men unconscious. Both men have been transported to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.”

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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Published December 06, 2021 at 9:55 pm (Updated December 07, 2021 at 9:01 am)

Two men rescued after being overwhelmed by toxic fumes cleaning tank

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