4 workers die while cleaning tank in Bikaner factory: Police

Updated on Mar 28, 2022 03:06 AM IST

Police said initially two workers entered the tank at a woolen factory in the district’s Karni Industrial Area.

The deceased were identified as Lal Chand, Choru Lal, Kalu Ram and Kishan. (Representational image)
The deceased were identified as Lal Chand, Choru Lal, Kalu Ram and Kishan. (Representational image)
By, Jaipur

Four workers died after inhaling poisonous gases while cleaning a septic tank at a factory in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Sunday, police said.

Police said initially two workers entered the tank at a woolen factory in the district’s Karni Industrial Area. When they did not return, two other workers went inside the tank but they also fell unconscious and died, police added. The deceased were identified as Lal Chand, Choru Lal, Kalu Ram and Kishan, police said.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot condoled the loss of lives. “The death of four workers in a gas leak incident at a wool factory in Karni Industrial Area in Beechwal area of Bikaner is extremely sad. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family members,” he tweeted in Hindi.

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