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Five die of suffocation in septic tank in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Five persons, including a woman, died Sunday of suspected asphyxiation in a tank at a house in Chhattisgarh's district, police said.

Two workers climbed down into the tank in Pandripani village, located around 450 km from here, to remove wooden planks, but they did not come out, a local police said.

Subsequently, two more persons went inside but they too did not come out following which the house owner's wife climbed down into the newly-built tank, he said.

When none of them came out, a child from the neighbourhood alerted the villagers who rushed to the spot, he said.

The five were later pulled out of the and taken to a local hospital where they were declared dead, the said.

The deceased were identified as (45), Badu Tam (60), Paramjeet Paikra (19), Ramjeevan Ram (35) and Ishwar Sai (40), he said.

Prime facie, it is suspected that they died of suffocation, he said. However, the exact cause of their deaths will be known in the autopsy report, he added.

A case was registered in connection with the incident, he said.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 14:50 IST