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Seven laborers died of suffocation in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, while the condition of one person is critical. The incident happened while cleaning a tanker at the oil factory in Ragampeta village of Peddapuram mandal on Thursday. The police have registered the case.
The laborers got down in each tanker
Officials said that around 9.30 am the laborers were asked to check the stopped tanker. Redappa first entered the tanker through the manhole. When he did not respond for some time, three other laborers got into the tanker. When he too had trouble breathing, he started shouting for help.
After this, three other laborers got into the tanker to save them, but fell unconscious after inhaling the poisonous gas. After this Shivakumar Reddy went downstairs. He also started having trouble breathing, so he started crying. After this, all the laborers were taken out and taken to the nearby government hospital, where doctors declared 6 of them brought dead. The 7th laborer died during treatment. Shivakumar Reddy (43) was transferred to Veluru in Tamil Nadu.
The dead bodies have been brought for postmortem. A crowd has gathered outside the hospital.
Joined the job 10 days ago
The deceased have been identified as M Ramesh (32), G Govinda Swamy (35), B Ramachandra (23), A Redappa (30), R Babu (30), Keshav (20) of Ayyam Reddy Palle and B Venkata Rajulu (23). happened in the form Five of the dead are from Paderu in Alluri Seetharama Raju district, while two are from Pulimeru village in the mandal. All of them had joined the job 10 days back. According to sources, the oil factory was not registered under the Factories Act. It is suspected that the deaths have occurred due to poisonous gases.
The families of the deceased will get help of Rs 25 lakh.
District fire officer V Srinivas Reddy said the hatchery did not have an NOC from the fire department. Police have registered a case under section 304A (causing death by negligence). The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of each of the deceased, while the company has agreed to pay an ex-gratia of Rs 15 lakh.