Six workers at a tomato sauce plant in India drown after falling in a vat of sauce

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Six workers at a tomato sauce plant in India drown after falling in a vat of sauce

Six workers drowned after falling into a giant vat of sauce, at a tomato sauce factory in India. The horrifying incident unfolded Wednesday evening when a female worker slipped and fell into the 6m deep tank. As five colleagues dived in to grab her they were all overcome by fumes given off from fermenting vegetables and drowned.

Two more workers were in a hospital following the tragic incident at the Akansha Food Products unit in Lucknow, in the Uttar Pradesh region of northeastern India.

Investigators say the woman, named as Usha, was scooping up fermented vegetables from the vat when she slipped off her ladder and plunged into the raw material used to make the sauce.
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She went near the tank to clean the area and accidentally fell into it and her co-workers jumped to save her. When the woman fell in, the other workers jumped in to help her
said Rajiv Krishna, Lucknow's Senior Superintendent of Police.

The factory owner was taken into custody, the Indian Express said. The factory owners treated the laborers like slaves. The family members of the deceased have demanded compensation from the factory owners.

A case has been filed against Ritesh Arora, the owner of Akanksha Food Products and investigation is going on. while the Lucknow District Administration has sealed the unit.


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By netchicken: posted on 11-7-2010








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