4 Indian-origin Sikhs drown in a sewage tank in Italy

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The Hush Post | 7:54 pm | One-minute read |

Four Indian-origin Sikh men died in Italy after they drowned in a sewage tank. All of the deceased were working on a cattle farm in South Milan. The incident occurred Thursday in Arean Po near Pavia city.

The deceased have been identified as Prem (48) and Tarsem Singh (45), both of them brothers who were running the farm. The other two- Amrinder Singh (29) and Manjinder Singh (28) were workers.

According to reports one of the deceased had entered the tank to empty it and use the manure as a fertilizer. Since he did not return, the other three jumped into the tank to save him. However, they fell victim to the carbon dioxide fumes coming from the cow manure.

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.

Prem and Tarsem Singh had registered their farm in 2017. It is known to be one of the biggest in the Pavia region and produces milk and veal cattle.

Italy’s public broadcaster Rai said the Arena Po tragedy brings to 486 the total of deaths in work accidents in Italy this year – the highest toll since 2016, the BBC report said.

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