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Six catering workers die of asphyxiation in Delhi Cantt area

NEW DELHI: Six men were found dead in Delhi Cantt area of South West Delhi on Tuesday.
Police claimed that during the initial investigation they have found that the reason behind the deaths could be suffocation as a tandoor was found burning from inside in the truck.
Four died on the spot whereas two died in the hospital. According to police, the deceased were identified as Amit, Pankaj, Anil, Kamal, Awadh Lal and Deep Chand. They were wedding caterers.
The incident came to light around 1.30 pm on Tuesday, when Nirmal, the supervisor of the victims, came to check on the workers when he discovered that all six men were lying unconscious.
A PCR call was made and the victims were sent to the hospital where doctor declared them brought dead.
"The supervisor might have been making phone calls to his workers when no response came from their side he visited the spot after which the tragedy came to light," said a police official.
Police further claimed that during the investigation they found a tandoor was burning.
"After returning from a marriage function, they did not douse the fire of tandoor as to create some warmth around the area and they slept close to it inside the truck which possibly led to suffocation. We are waiting for the post-mortem report," said a police official.
Cops said that four of the deceased were natives of Uttar Pradesh, while one was from Nepal.
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