4 men from Pun­jab drown in sewage tank in Italy

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Rome: Four In­dian-ori­gin Sikh men drowned in a sewage tank on a cat­tle farm in Italy due to the car­bon diox­ide fumes com­ing out from the cow ma­nure, ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened on Thurs­day at a cat­tle farm near Pavia, a city in south Mi­lan, ANSA re­ported on Thurs­day. Out of the de­ceased, two were broth­ers — Prem, 48, and Tarsem Singh, 45 — who were run­ning the farm. The duo reg­is­tered their farm in 2017. The other two were work­ers, iden­ti­fied as Ar­min­der Singh, 29, and Man­jin­der Singh, 28. Ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­veal that the three men jumped to res­cue a worker who was emp­ty­ing the tank to use the ma­nure as a fer­tiliser on the farm’s fields, BBC re­ported.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors sus­pect that the four died due to the car­bon diox­ide fumes com­ing from the cow ma­nure, the re­port said.The vic­tims’ wives raised the alarm when the men failed to turn up for lunch. They rushed to the scene and spot­ted one body in the sewage. The women then called in the fire­fight­ers, who donned masks and emp­tied the tank to recover all the bod­ies, the re­port said.

Me­dia re­ported that the farm is one of the big­gest in the Pavia re­gion.

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