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Another worker dies in BSY hotel mishap

Shimoga: Nov 25, 2012 DH News Service

 One more person, who inhaled poisonous gas while cleaning a septic tank on the premises of Hotel Royal Orchid Central, owned by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa’s family, breathed his last at a private hospital Friday night.

The deceased has been identified as Ratnakar, 32, an employee of the hotel. Annappa, 35, had died inside the pit Friday afternoon. Ratnakar was assisting the workers - Annappa and Manjunath.

When Annappa did not come out even after an hour, Ratnakar and Manjunath entered the pit. They were rescued by firefighting staff and were being treated in a private hospital. While Ratnakar died last night, Manjunath has been discharged.

Notice issued
The City Municipal Council has issued a notice to the hotel manager seeking an explanation for the deaths.


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