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Transcript of Dagens Nyheter, 2023-03-17 19:50

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Several tons of potatoes fell on top of 20 people working in a cold store in India.  Archive the photo.

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At least eight people have died after a potato warehouse collapsed in India. BBC reports. No fewer than twelve people were present during the morning during the race mass. Extensive work is now underway to find people under the potato pile.

On Thursday morning at 11:30 am, 20 workers were buried under piles of potatoes and rubbish in the town of Sambal in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, reports India. NDTV news site.

At least eight people were killed and 11 people were rescued.

The roof of the refrigeration chamber collapsed. According to local residents, the roof collapsed after the shelves where potatoes were stored became overcrowded. The newspaper wrote that the racks must have pulled the roof and the rest of the building with them in the fall Times of India. According to NDTV, the police will try to determine the cause after removing the rubbish and potatoes.

According to the BBC Several rescue teams are trying to find people who were under the rubble while bulldozers were hauling away potatoes.

Thursday’s incident is not the first in the state. A few weeks ago, seven people died after a building where refrigerated goods were stored collapsed.

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