Rome: 4 Sikh males from Punjab have drowned in a manure tank on a dairy farm close to Pavia area in northern Italy, the media reported on Friday.
Investigators suspect that the 4 males, all Indian residents, have been overcome by carbon dioxide fumes from the cow manure. The officers imagine that three of them died after leaping in to rescue a employee who had been emptying the tank, the BBC reported.
Two brothers Prem and Tarsem Singh — aged 48 and 45 respectively — owned the farm, whereas Arminder Singh, 29, and Majinder Singh, 28, have been workers.
Prem and Tarsem Singh registered their farm in 2017. It’s about 45 km from Milan. In line with Italian media stories, Singhs’ farm at Enviornment Po, producing milk and veal cattle, is among the greatest within the Pavia area.
Throughout the incident, the manure was being collected to be used as fertilizer on the farm’s fields. The victims’ wives raised the alarm when the lads failed to show up for lunch on Thursday. They rushed to the scene and noticed one physique within the sewage.
The wives then known as in firefighters, who donned masks and emptied the tank to get better all of the our bodies.
Italy’s public broadcaster Rai mentioned that the Enviornment Po tragedy brings to 486 the whole of deaths in work accidents within the nation this yr — the very best toll since 2016.
Agriculture Minister Teresa Bellanova tweeted condolences and mentioned “safety at work is an inalienable right and we must make every effort to ensure it is respected”.