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2 men die while cleaning septic tank in Bengaluru

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Two men died of on Tuesday while they descended into a tank of a restaurant here to clean it, police said.A

"The two men had descended into a tank of the restaurant at around 4 p.m. They died almost immediately as they inhaled the collected in the tank," of Police (East) Seemanth Kumar told IANS here.

The two victims were identified as Ramu, 25, and Ravi, 38, from Raichur, about 460km north of Bengaluru.

"The fire brigade personnel had retrieved the bodies of the two men," said.

Police have held the restaurant's owner Avinash Gupta, and caretaker Venkatesh for negligence, he said.

"The restaurant was built on the basement of the building and had violated the safety norms prescribed by the civic authorities. We are also questioning the civic health incharge of the region," added.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 23:04 IST