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  1. #1
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    TX - Hydrogen sulfide kills one, forces hundreds to evacuate at UT-Austin apartments

    kxan.com:

    One dead in West Campus gas poisoning, hundreds evacuated

    One person is dead and six people are at the hospital after they were exposed to what appears to be hydrogen sulfide at a West Campus apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.
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    much more at link above

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    Are they implying that someone on the 4th floor was trying to commit suicide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fhc View Post
    Are they implying that someone on the 4th floor was trying to commit suicide?
    That's how it appears to me.

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    Some info about hydrogen sulfite.

    From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_sulfide
    "Hydrogen sulfide is the chemical compound with the formula H

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    S. It is a colorless gas with the characteristic foul odor of rotten eggs; it is heavier than air, very poisonous, corrosive, flammable, and explosive."


    From a 2010 article at http://www.chemistry-blog.com/2010/0...lfide-suicide/ on "Hydrogen Sulfide Suicide."

    "Suicide by hydrogen sulfide was new to me. But a wave of this type of chemical suicide swept Japan beginning in 2008. A USA Today article written in July 2008 noted over 500 deaths so far that year from hydrogen sulfide. One teen, who released the gas in her apartment, sickened more than 80 people throughout the complex as the gas spread from unit to unit. Isolated cases have appeared throughout the United States in the past few years..."

    "According to one source, “just 2-3 breaths of HS at >700 ppm can cause immediate death.”

    "Other Chemistry Blog posts on suicides in chemistry
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    "Fortunately, emergency management teams have produced a number of documents to aid emergency responders."

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    I am baffled by this, if this was actually a method this person chose to commit suicide. As someone who lives in an apartment building, it also makes me uneasy because someone else deciding to do this makes me vulnerable.
    All posts from me are MY OPINION ONLY

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    Man found dead during UT Hazmat call identified
    http://keyetv.com/news/local/new-con...one-injured-11

    UPDATE: The man killed after possible exposure to hydrogen sulfide at a West Campus apartment Wednesday has been identified as Richard Thanh Truong, 20. The Travis County Medical Examiner has not made a ruling on his exact cause of death yet, and toxicology results are pending..

    It was a college student, Richard Truong. A tragic time for UT in light of the murder of Haruka Weiser.
    Last edited by HMSHood; 04-14-2016 at 11:48 PM.




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    Richard Thanh Truong was honored in 2015.

    Engineering Honorees 2015
    http://www.events.utexas.edu/honorsd...gineering_2015

    He also had a LinkedIn page.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-truong-38b8a390

    A bright future when you look at it. I wonder if people saw any red flags.




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