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Banham Poultry deaths: Two pest controllers die in 'chemical incident' at factory where 1,000 jobs were at risk; The incident is linked to reports of a suspected chemical spill that has halted train services at Attleborough, Norfolk, say police.

Byline: Chris kitching

Two pest controllers have died in a possible chemical incident at the Banham chicken factory in Attleborough, Norfolk.

Police confirmed to local media that the incident is linked to reports of a suspected chemical spill that has halted train services at Attleborough.

A police spokesperson said: "An investigation is underway after two men died in an industrial incident in Attleborough.

"Police were called to Banham Poultry, Station Road, at about 1.10am on Thursday, following reports two subcontractors working on the site from a pest control company had been found deceased.

"Two men, aged in their 30s and 40s, were found close to the factory. No one else was injured.

"Next-of-kin have been made aware and Family Liaision Officers will be offering support."

T/Detective Chief Inspector Stu Chapman said: "On behalf of Norfolk Police and other emergency services, I offer my condolences to the friends and families of the men killed in this incident and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

"Colleagues from Norfolk Fire Service continue to make the scene safe so that detailed investigations can begin between police, fire, and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to understand the circumstances which lead to the men's deaths."

A police cordon remains in place.

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