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Driver dies in freak mishap

The New Indian Express
Sunday June 4 2006

CUDDALORE: A driver of a tanker lorry died when he slipped into the tanker while cleaning the vehicle at SIPCOT Industrial Complex here on Saturday. According to police, Shanmugam (40) of Arcot in Vellore district had transported a chemical from Ranipet and offloaded it at a chemical firm.

Soon after unloading, he took the tanker to a service station for cleaning the vehicle. He climbed on top of the tanker to clean it. While he was engrossed in his work, he slipped and fell inside the tanker through a lid and died immediately.

Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service personnel, led by Station Fire Officer Venkatesan, rushed to the spot to retrieve the body.

Cuddalore Old Town police have registered a case and are investigating.

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