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NY teen dumping garbage falls in sewage pit, dies

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy on a teenage worker who died after falling into a sewage pit outside a New York doughnut shop.

Police say 17-year-old Amiri Zeqiri slipped into an open cesspool Sunday night behind a Dunkin' Donuts in Smithtown, 40 miles east of New York City. They say there usually was a manhole cover over the cesspool, a hole that collects drainage and sewage.

Dunkin' Donuts issued a statement Monday on the accident. Spokesman Andre Mastrangelo (mast-RAN'-juh-loh) said: "This tragedy impacts all of us at Dunkin' Donuts, especially those who had the pleasure to work with him on a daily basis."

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