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4 asphyxiated while cleaning septic tank in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Four sanitation workers died of while cleaning a septic tank in south Delhi's Ghitorni area today, police said.

Five men had gone down to clean the tank in a household in the area but did not come out for long. They were later pulled out in an unconscious state by fire department personnel after an hour-long operation at around 10 in the morning.

It is suspected that they inhaled toxic gases inside the tank.

Three of them were taken to the Fortis Hospital, while the other two were taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre and the

Four workers, identified as Swarn Singh (45), Dipu (28), Anil (23) and Balwinder (32), were declared brought dead.

Jaspal, Swarn Singh's son, is currently undergoing treatment at Fortis.

All five are residents of Ambedkar Colony in

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 15:28 IST