Three killed as molasses tank bursts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) An elderly woman and two minor children died due to suffocation after the molasses tank of a sugar factory burst and the slurry entered their slum in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said Monday.

The mishap occurred at the Aska Cooperative Sugar Industries Limited at Aska, about 165 kms from Bhubaneswar, late Sunday night when they were sleeping in their home.

The dead include a 65 year-old woman, and two children aged six and four, police officer S.C.Buruda told IANS.