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India: Nine factory workers dead after inhaling poisonous gas

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WION Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Jan 31, 2017, 05.09 AM (IST)

The death toll has increased to nine in Maharashtra's Latur district after seven workers died on Monday from inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a tank at the Kirti Oil Mills. 

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The workers had fallen unconscious after they entered the tank to clean it. A few others went after them when they failed to come out. 

Two more bodies were recovered late last night, a fire brigade official told PTI.

One worker was admitted to Vivekanand hospital in Latur. 

A probe has been started. 

(WION with inputs from PTI)

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