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Tragedy on a farm with malfunctioning manure tank

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

WARNS – A 23-year old farmer who was spreading liquid manure, suffocated in the spreader’s tank after climbing in to check on a possibly malfunctioning valve. It is thought that the man lost consciousness immediately. The father, who suspected trouble in the field, called the emergency services before climbing in the tank in an attempt to rescue his son. He too was overcome but was rescued in time by emergency service attendants.