14 sickened by carbon monoxide at Aichi restaurant

AICHI —

Fourteen people were taken to hospital after being sickened by carbon monoxide at a restaurant in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, police said Sunday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Staff called 119 and reported that four guests were feeling sick and were unable to walk, Fuji TV reported.

By the time an ambulance arrived, 12 guests and two staff were ailing, police said. Five were hospitalized overnight while nine were treated and allowed to return home late Saturday, police said.

According to firefighters, the kitchen staff were preparing food using a charcoal fire at the time and the restaurant’s windows were all closed.

Japan Today

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    some14some

    again?

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    Disillusioned

    the kitchen staff were preparing food using a charcoal fire at the time and the restaurant’s windows were all closed.

    Brilliant idea!

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    ReformedBasher

    the kitchen staff were preparing food using a charcoal fire at the time and the restaurant’s windows were all closed.

    Brilliant idea!

    Gotta agree. One wonders if this was the first time they did this, or they were lucky previously.

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    maninjpn

    Why isn't the restaurant named in the English version of the report?

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    Kobuta Chan

    No Kitchen Exhaust fan or Rangehood in Kitchen at all? I can't believe it. Its look like suicide pact because they closed all windows when they are using Charcoal fire. Why Ranghood and exhaust fan do not operate at that time?

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