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Two flour mill workers die due to inhaling toxic gas

The fire department was alerted at around 9.20 pm on Tuesday about the gas leakage and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot, officials said.

india Updated: May 22, 2019 11:51 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Two workers of a flour mill died after inhaling a toxic gas in northwest Delhi’s Keshav Puram area(HT File (Representative Image))

Two workers of a flour mill died after inhaling a toxic gas in northwest Delhi’s Keshav Puram area, police said on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Mobin Khan and Bilal Khan, they added.

The fire department was alerted at around 9.20 pm on Tuesday about the gas leakage and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot, officials said.

A senior police officer said the deceased had entered a tank to clean it, adding that it was suspected that they died due to inhaling the poisonous gas.

The two were rushed to the Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, where they were declared brought dead, the police said.

According to the fire department, the rescue operation was stopped at around 1.30 am.

The deceased used to work in a four mill located on Lawrence Road.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: May 22, 2019 11:51 IST