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Barasat: AS many as six workers have died in a mishap while they were working in a paper mill at Naihati in North 24-Parganas this evening.

The mishap occurred around 8 pm at the Indian Pulp & Paper Pvt Ltd located at Naihati’s Hazinagar area. Preliminary reports suggest that several workers were engaged in production activities in the night shift. During this, six of them somehow fell into a hot boiler.

They were sizzled to death on the spot. Till reports last came in, fire brigade officials were trying to retrieve the dead bodies from the boiler. A police team has been deployed at the paper to thwart any outburst by other workers in view of the deaths.