SWABI: Gas leak suffocated three farmers in Maneri Payan region here on Sunday night, Rescue 1122 officials said. They added that the incident occurred in Baikot village.

The officials said that the room inside a poultry farm was filled with gas leaking from a generator on Sunday night.

The rescue officials said that the farmers used gas generator to light the room and the poultry farm when power supply was suspended.

Relatives of the deceased said that they came to know about their death in the morning when they didn’t turn up at their homes. They said that they found the three persons dead in their room.

The deceased were identified as Mukrram Khan, Ilyas Khan and Ikhtiram Khan. The bodies were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital for autopsy.

Published in Dawn, March 5th, 2024

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