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Teen suffocates in pile of manure

His skid loader overturned into the pit; he was seatbelted in and not able to escape

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A 15-year-old suffocated in a manure pit Saturday after a piece of farming equipment overturned and trapped him underneath.

The teen, from the town of Intercourse, was driving a skid loader used to remove manure from barns, when it overturned into a four-foot deep pile of manure, Reuters reports. 

He was buckled into the seat and wasn’t able to escape. He was pronounced dead at the scene after the loader was pulled out by a towing company. 

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