Two sanitation workers die while cleaning sewer in Surat
The duo was hired by the management of a residential building in Chalthan to clean the underground sewer line on Monday, said Police Sub Inspector of Kadodara-GIDC police station of Surat Rural, SM Patel.
''Minutes after entering the sewer system in the evening, both of them got unconscious due to toxic fumes. Upon learning about the incident, locals somehow pulled them out and called the ambulance. Though they were rushed to a nearby hospital, they were declared dead on arrival by doctors'' said Patel.
Police have lodged an accidental death case and initiated an investigation, the officer said.
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