8 people suffocate and dies in overloaded refrigerated truck in Yexian County

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17th June 2024 – (Zhengzhou) The Yexian People’s Government of Pingdingshan City in Henan Province announced on Monday evening (16th) that eight individuals had lost their lives due to suffocation in an illegally overcrowded refrigerated truck. The driver of the truck has been apprehended, and authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the incident.

On Sunday night (15th), at around 10pm, the implicated refrigerated vehicle was found carrying passengers in violation of regulations. As it was driving through the Hongzhuangyang Township in Yexian County, located approximately 500 meters west of the Pingdingshan Station exit of the Lannan Expressway, the driver discovered several individuals inside the cargo area who were struggling to breathe and unconscious. The driver immediately alerted the authorities. Unfortunately, by early Monday morning at 3am, all the unconscious individuals had tragically perished.