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Fruit packers Scott Cain, 23, and Ashley Clarke, 24, had gone into the building on the Blackmoor Estate, owned by the Earl of Selborne, to collect apples.
Two dead on peer's estate: The fourth Earl of Selborne, 72, is a member of the Conservative party. He entered the House of Lords in 1992, becoming an hereditary peer in 1999. Staff on his country estate, which grows, stores, grades and packs fruit to sell, are said to be 'distraught'.
William Wolmer, Managing Director, Blackmoor Estate Ltd has issued the following statement.
"Two members of staff at Blackmoor Packhouse were found unconscious in an apple store on the afternoon of Monday.
"Despite efforts of staff and emergency services they were subsequently found to have died.
"This is absolutely devastating news for our tight knit community and our thoughts are with their loved ones.
The cause of this tragic incident is being investigated and Blackmoor Estate is co-operating fully with the authorities.
"In light of that investigation it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage."
The fruit packers, found dead in Hampshire, were working on the 2,500 acre estate of Lord Selborne.
It is understood that the two workers - found dead on a Hampshire estate - had gone into an apple store, cooled by nitrogen. Reports from the scene say they were overcome by fumes. More shortly.
Two fruit packers are reported to have choked to death in a storage building. It is believed they were discovered unconscious by colleagues on the Blackmoor Estate near Selborne.
Two farm workers have been found dead on the estate of a Tory peer in Hampshire. They were found at the Blackmoor Estate near Selborne. More later.