Bareilly: A 22-year-old youth died due to suffocation and three others fell unconscious when they were cleaning the cane juice tank of a sugar mill at Isanagar in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
The deceased has been identified as Mohammed Fayyaz (resident of Budaun). The mill had completed the cane crushing and was preparing to close shutters after cleaning the machinery when the accident happened. The four workers were deployed to clean the tank and fell unconscious after inhaling the poisonous gas. The labourers on duty rescued them and rushed to the nearby hospital where the hospital authorities declared Fayyaz dead on arrival.
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