Delhi: Four sanitation workers die of asphyxiation while cleaning a tank

Four sanitation workers on Saturday fell into a septic tank in Ghitorni. News agency ANI reported that rescue operations are currently underway.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 15, 2017 3:12 pm
The incident took place in New Delhi’s Ghitorni area. (Source: Google Maps)

Four sanitation workers on Saturday died of asphyxiation while cleaning a tank in Ghitorni in the national capital.

According to a report published in The Hindu, around 250 sanitation workers in the capital get inside storm water drains and sewer lines to clean them. The report further added that the men mostly worked without any safety gear.

More details awaited.

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    Shahid Ullah
    Jul 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm
    Arrest the contractor. Inspite of many warnings these guys go scot free n bribe higher ups.
    1. T
      Jul 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm
      Akela Arvind and Vijendra rushing to house of dead to shed crocodile tears and blaming rivals for mishap
      1. R
        Jul 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm
        Y wouldn't he blame rival? After all bjp rules in MCD .
        1. R
          Jul 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm
          He will blame rivals. After all MCD is rules by bjp.
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