New Delhi: Three men, including an in charge of public convenience, were killed Thursday after inhaling poisonous gases inside a drain here, police said.
The incident took place at Narela in west Delhi.
Ratnesh Jha, 25, Rishi Vijay, 24 and Govind Paswan, 30, were found unconscious inside the drain around 5 pm and taken to Satyawadi Raja Harish Chander Hospital where doctors pronounced them dead.
According to police, Jha was in-charge of a public convenience. On Thursday, a sanitary sewer line got choked and Rishi was engaged to clean the drain.
According to a police officer, when Rishi did not come back, Jha went inside to trace him. When he too failed to return, Paswan, a friend of Jha, also entered to see what had happened, the officer added.