Crew members die of food poisoning while en route to China

At least 12 crew members on a Chinese vessel have died as a result of food poisoning. Survivors are in critical condition.

Vessel Wu Zhou 8 was sailing under Chinese flag. File photo. | Photo: Jens Dresling

Friday, a cargo ship sailing under Chinese flag sent a distress call following what is thought to be severe food poisoning among the vessel’s crew.

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