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Pune: 2 labourers die of probable asphyxiation during septic tank work

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Pune, Oct 21: Two labourers died of suspected asphyxiation while working in a drainage chamber-cum-septic tank in Wagholi area of Pune city on Friday morning, police said.

The incident took place at a housing society, they said, adding that one more worker is likely to have got trapped inside the tank. "The victims were working in an 18-feet deep drainage-cum-septic tank.

Pune: 2 labourers die of probable asphyxiation during septic tank work

It seems that they were suffocated and got stuck inside. We were informed about it around 7 am and after reaching the spot, we took the bodies of two workers out," an official from the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority's fire brigade department said.

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As per the information given by the residents, there is the possibility that one more worker is stuck inside, he said. "People here are saying that there were a total of three workers. We also saw three pairs of footwear outside the tank, so a search is on for the third worker," the official said.

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