Balasore (Orissa): Two persons died and
another was seriously ill after inhaling toxic gas while
trying to clean a sewerage tank in Suelpur locality here,
police said on Saturday.
The deceased in the incident, that took place last
evening, were identified as labourer Salama Murmu (35) and
house owner Ghulam Goss (50), they said.
As Murmu fell unconscious while working inside the
tank, Ghulam went down to rescue the labourer but?he also
fainted. Then his relative Kalam Mustafa entered the tank and
he also became unconcious, police said.
All the three were taken out by neighbours and taken
to Balasore District headquarter hospital where Murmu and
Ghulam were declared dead, while Mustafa was undergoing
treatment in a critical condition, they said.