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2 labourers die while cleaning septic tank in Barisal

  • Published at 02:22 pm July 24th, 2018
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Kaunia police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nurul Islam confirmed the matter to the correspondent

Two labourers were killed while cleaning the septic tank of a residential building in Taltoli area of Barisal. One worker was also injured in the incident.

The deceased are Harun, 30, and Rafiq, 26, while the injured man, Nasir, 30, has been admitted to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College for treatment.

Barisal Fire Service Senior Station Officer Md Alauddin said: “During the construction of a residential building in Taltoli area, some construction material fell inside the septic tank.

“A few labourers dropped inside the tank to recover the material and clean it up. However, they became ill almost immediately because of poisonous gasses. Two workers died on the spot, and another was taken to the hospital.”

Kaunia police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nurul Islam also confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.