Four persons die due to asphyxia in Bareilly

Bareilly (UP): Four persons died due to asphyxia in an attempt to save a girl, who slipped into a biogas plant in Bhamraula area of the district, police said here Wednesday.

Pushpa (20) accidentally slipped into an abondend and open biogas plant in Trikunia Jhijhari village this morning, they said.

When the woman raised an alarm Viresh jumped into the plant in a bid to save her, but he too was trapped in the slush.

Subsequently, four more persons entered into the biogas plant to rescue Pushpa and Viresh and fell unconscious, they said.

Police said that five persons, including Pushpa, Viresh, Anhe, Sher Singh and Veerpal died in the incident, whereas Matru was taken ill and was admitted to the district hospital.

Deputy Inspector General of Police N K Srivastava said that the cause of death would be known only after post mortem report was received.