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An investigation is continuing into the deaths of two men in an accident involving slurry on a Leicestershire farm.

The 19-year-old and 35-year-old died at Church Farm, Normanton Lane, Normanton, near Bottesford on Thursday 22 December.

The accident is believed to have involved a delivery of slurry to the site but the Health and Safety Executive said it was not known “how the men were exposed”.

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Emergency services were called to the site following reports that the men had become trapped in a tank on the farm.

It is believed that the fire service tried to free the men by cutting a hole in the tank.

Leicestershire police said officers were called to the farm at 4.30pm.

Officers were carrying out enquiries on behalf of the coroner and post-mortem examinations would be carried out on the two men to determine the cause of death.

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman told Farmers Weekly an investigation was continuing into the circumstances of the incident.