Published : Wednesday, 31 July, 2019 at 1:14 PM, Update: 01.08.2019 4:02:26 PM, Count : 77
At least five workers have been killed while cleaning a septic tank in Joypurhatâ€™s Akkelpur Upazila.The accident took place at a house in Jaffarpur village around 10:15am on Wednesday, according to Kiron Kumar Roy, chief of Akkelpur Police Station.
The dead have been identified as Pritam Chandra, Bhutrro Chandra, Shahin Hossain, Sajal and Mukul.
â€œSix workers went down into an old septic tank of Nikhil Kumarâ€™s house to clean the waste. They fainted after inhaling toxic gas,â€ said the OC.
On receiving the news, the firefighters rushed to the scene and pulled out three bodies from the tank, he said.
Three workers were rushed to a nearby hospital where two of them later died.