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2 workers die in septic tank accident in Chittagong

  • Published at 03:12 pm October 22nd, 2018
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They lost consciousness while doing maintenance work

Two workers have died after inhaling toxic gasses inside a septic tank at a water treatment plant in Chittagong.

The accident took place at a Wasa water treatment plant, at Modunaghat area, under Hathazari upazila on Monday. 

The victims have been identified as Nazrul Islam, 30, and Md Yusuf, 22.

Assistant Sub-Inspector of Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) police outpost Alauddin Talukder said, the two workers lost consciousness after inhaling ammonia gas—while engaged in maintenance work on a septic tank at the water treatment plant.

Later, they were rescued and brought to CMCH, where the on-duty doctors pronounced them dead, Alauddin said. 

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