15 Apr 2024, 16:02

Two die in septic tank in Lakshmipur

LAKSHMIPUR, April 15, 2024 (BSS) - Two people including a house owner died last night after inhaling toxic gas inside a septic tank while cleaning the septic tank at a house in West Rakhalia village of Sonapur union under Raipur upazila of the district.

One of the deceased was identified as owner of the house Riyad Hossain, son of Noor Nabi Leda and a sweeper, whose name could not be known immediately, residents of the area.

"Sweeper first went down into the septic tank to clean the septic tank of the house and he got trapped inside the septic tank while cleaning. 

Later, the owner of the house Riyad Hossain went down rescue him. None of them returned anymore, both died around 8pm last night, officer-in-charge (OC) of Raipur Police Station, Yasin Farooq Majumdar said.

On information, police and fire service rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies after breaking the septic tank, he said.

 The bodies were kept at the Raipur Upazila Health Complex. 

Necessary action will be taken after investigation, the OC added.


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