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Four killed while cleaning water pumping station in Guj

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Four workers died after inhaling while cleaning a storm water in Gujarat's city, a said on Sunday.

The mishap took place in Odhav locality late Saturday night when a worker went into the well of the civic-run Ambikanagar and fell unconscious after inhaling a toxic gas, he said.

Three other labourers then rushed in to help him, but they also inhaled the gas and died on the spot, the at station said.

The deceased were identified as Sarvjeet (25), Sunil (25), Ravji Chauhan (38), and Lalsinh Marwadi (26), he said.

The bodies were sent for postmortem and a case of accidental death was registered, the said.

The police were investigating if there was negligence on part of a and whether the workers were provided the before starting the cleaning work.

The storm water pumping stations are cleaned as part of the pre-monsoon preparedness for which the Municipal Corporation has outsourced work to some private contractors, a source in the civic body said.

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First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 15:26 IST