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One arrested in death of two labourers inside tank in Delhi's Model Town

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

One man was arrested for alleged negligence after two people died while cleaning a tank at a petrol in northwest Delhi's Model Town, police said today.

Rajeev (37) and Bittu (27) died after entering the 20 feet deep tank of 2,00,000 litre capacity to clean it yesterday.

The labourers were brought out with the help of fire brigade personnel and taken to a hospital where they were declared brought dead.

was arrested for alleged negligence. He is a co-worker of the contractor Naresh, who is yet to be arrested, officials said.

The accused did not provide safety gear to the two victims, they added.

It is suspected that the tank had water and was closed for a long time, leading to the formation of toxic gases which led to suffocation of the victims, police said.

The relatives of the deceased today took to the streets demanding justice, leading to a traffic jam in Azadpur area.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 00:05 IST
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