Fisherman Dies After Being Overcome By Fumes In Co Galway

A fisherman has died after he was overcome by fumes inside a trawler in Co Galway.

The 27-year-old died in Letterkenny General Hospital on Monday night.

Another fisherman, a 46-year-old from the Philippines, was also overcome by fumes and he is currently in a serious condition in hospital.

The men were cleaning tanks in a refrigeration unit in Killybegs when the incident happened.

An investigation has been launched.


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