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Latur Tragedy: Nine workers Die After Inhaling Poisonous Gas in Maharashtra

Nine workers died after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a tank at a factory in Maharashtra's Latur district.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:January 31, 2017, 9:39 AM IST
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Latur Tragedy: Nine workers Die After Inhaling Poisonous Gas in Maharashtra
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Mumbai: Nine workers were killed after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a tank at a factory in Maharashtra's Latur district, fire department officials said.

Some workers fell unconscious while cleaning a tank at Kirti Oil Mills at Latur MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) on Monday night, they said.

A few others climbed down into the tank to check on them but did not come out. They all died after inhaling poisonous gas, the officials added.

A probe in the matter has been started.

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