Swimming pool worker “commits suicide” by inhaling chlorine

A swimming pool worker has died after inhaling chlorine at a pool in Nýřany, West Bohemia. The mayor of the town, Jiří Davídek, told the news website iDnes.cz that the man, who was 50, had done so deliberately in what was an unusual method of suicide. Two other members of staff at the pool have been hospitalised after also inhaling chlorine when trying to help the man during Wednesday morning’s incident.

Author: Ian Willoughby