- Two men, aged 52 and 48, have died while cleaning a molasses tank in Sarina
- It’s believed the men were gassed to death after being affected by fumes
- Their deaths have rocked the small community in central Queensland
A tiny rural community in central Queensland has been rocked by the deaths of two men whose bodies were found inside a storage tank on Saturday night.
Police believe the men, aged 52 and 48, were gassed to death after being affected by fumes while cleaning the molasses tank.
Workplace investigators were on site at the transport company in Sarina on Sunday morning as they tried to work out what caused the incident.
Two men were found dead inside a storage tank in Sarina, central QLD, on Saturday night. Pictured above is the transport company site they were reportedly at
A Workplace Health and Safety Queensland spokesman told AAP it had seized a ‘prime mover with a trailer carrying two transport tanks’ for investigation.
Sarina councillor Martina Bella said the death of the men, both employees with Vella Haulage Sarina, would ‘knock’ the community.
The spokesman could not confirm how the men died.
‘Everyone knows them, I went to school with the family,’ she told the Mercury.
Police believe the men, aged 52 and 48, were gassed to death after being affected by fumes while cleaning the molasses tank (stock image)