Newly-wed couple dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A newly-wed couple found dead on Monday in their home in western Herat province were poisoned by carbon monoxide from a liquefied gas cylinder, an official said.
Herat zonal hospital spokesman Dr. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News receiving the bodies of the couple.
He said the 24-year-old bride and the 25-year-old groom lost their lives to poisonous gas while asleep in their home in Babaji area of Herat city, the provincial capital, on Sunday night. Sherzai did not provide more details about the incident.
However, he said it was the first incident of its kind taking place in Herat this year. He said such incidents usually happened in winter when people heat their homes using liquefied gas.
Sherzai recommended residents to take safety measures while using fuel and avoid using coal and liquefied gas during night.
But some residents of Herat province said they must use gas in the absence of electricity to survive severe weather conditions.
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