Lucknow: Three workers died of methane gas poisoning on Friday in a sugar mill in Bijnor district, police said.

The tragedy struck at the Syohara sugar mill in Bijnor, about 440 km from Lucknow, when Jagdish, Pradeep and Lokesh inhaled the poisonous gas leaked from plant boilers, officials said. The gas leak was immediately plugged by engineers but it was too late for the three workers.

Panic gripped the town after the accident. Police rushed to the plant to take stock of the situation.


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