The death toll in the mishap at an oil mill in Maharashtra’s Latur district has climbed to nine with two more bodies being recovered from a tank in the factory, a fire brigade official said on Tuesday.
Earlier, seven workers had died on Monday after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a tank at the Kirti Oil Mills in Latur.
Two more bodies were recovered from the tank late last night, a fire brigade official told PTI over phone.
The fire brigade operation was called off at 3 AM on Monday after recovery of the last body, he said.
Earlier on Monday, some workers had fallen unconscious while cleaning the tank at the factory in Latur MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation).
A few others climbed down into the tank to check on them but did not come out. They died after inhaling poisonous gas, the official said.
One worker, who was rescued in an unconscious state, is undergoing treatment at Vivekanand Hospital in Latur, fire brigade official said.
A probe has been started into the incident.