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Latur mill tragedy: 4 arrested, toll climbs to 9


Four persons were today arrested in connection with the mishap at an oil mill in Maharashtra’s Latur district even as the death toll climbed to nine with two more bodies being recovered from a tank in the factory.

State Labour Minister Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar visited the mishap site last night. He said the mill would be sealed and they were trying to find out if a case under IPC section 302 (murder) could be filed in the incident.

Four persons were arrested in connection with the incident, including Kirti Oil Mill’s owner Kirti Bhutada, Latur Police said.

Seven workers had died yesterday after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a tank at the mill in Latur.

Two more bodies were recovered from the tank late last night, a fire brigade official told

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