Latur mishap: Death toll rises to nine

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Latur : The death toll of the Kirti Oil Mills in Latur has climbed to nine after two more bodies were found. The fateful incident happened on Monday when few workers died after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a tank at the Kirti Oil Mills, 

Earlier, seven dead bodies were recovered from the tank.

The fire brigade which had been trying to recover all the bodies called off its operation at 3 am on Tuesday after recovery of the last body. 

On Monday, some workers had fallen unconscious while cleaning the tank at the factory in Latur MIDC. 

A few others climbed down into the tank to check on them but did not come out. They died after inhaling poisonous gas.

One worker, who was rescued in an unconscious state, is undergoing treatment at Vivekanand Hospital in Latur. 

The officials have started probe into the incident.