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Four Indian men drown in Italian farm manure tank near Pavia

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Fumes from cow manure are a well known danger to farm employees

4 Sikh males from Punjab have drowned in a slurry tank on a dairy farm close to Pavia in northern Italy.

Investigators suspect that the 4 have been triumph over via carbon dioxide fumes from the cow manure. They imagine that 3 died after leaping in to rescue a employee who have been emptying the tank.

Two owned the farm and two have been workers. All have been Indian electorate. The 2 brothers Prem and Tarsem Singh registered their farm in 2017.

It’s about 45km (28 miles) from Milan.

Italian media document that the Singhs’ farm at Enviornment Po, generating milk and veal farm animals, is among the greatest within the Pavia area.

The sufferers have been named as: Prem and Tarsem Singh, elderly 48 and 45 respectively, Arminder Singh (29) and Majinder Singh (28).

The manure used to be being accumulated to be used as fertiliser at the farm’s fields.

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The sufferers’ better halves raised the alarm when the boys failed to show up for lunch on Thursday. They rushed to the scene and noticed one frame within the sewage.

The better halves then referred to as in firefighters, who donned mask and emptied the tank to get better all of the our bodies.

Italy’s public broadcaster Rai says the Enviornment Po tragedy brings to 486 the whole of deaths in paintings injuries in Italy this 12 months – the easiest toll since 2016.

The brand new agriculture minister, Teresa Bellanova, tweeted condolences and mentioned “protection at paintings is an inalienable proper and we should make each and every effort to make sure it’s revered”. She used to be a farm labourer herself as a young person.

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