Two men found dead at farm believed to have been trapped in slurry tank

2016-12-29     Source: Farming UK
The two men died on a farm near Bottesford, north-east Leicestershire.
The two men died on a farm near Bottesford, north-east Leicestershire (Photo: Google Maps)

Two men have died in an accident involving slurry on a farm in Leicestershire.

A 35-year-old and 19-year-old died on Thursday on the farm near Bottesford, north-east Leicestershire.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was believed to involve a delivery of slurry to the site but it is not known "how the men were exposed".

It is being reported by the Leicester Mercury the men were trapped in a tank of slurry and the fire service tried to cut them free.

Officers found the bodies of the two men at Church Farm near Bottesford on Thursday (22 December).

Post-mortem examinations will be carried out on the men to determine the cause of death. A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said: "We are aware and we are investigating the incident."

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