Two die of suffocation inside septic tank

Berhampur: Two labourers died of suffocation inside a septic tank at Bamkei village of Digapahandi block under K Nuagan police limits in Ganjam district this morning.

The deceased have been identified as Pradiip Pradhan and Sambharu Pradhan.

Reports said these two labourers had gone to the house of Dipak Pradhan, vice-chairperson of Digapahandi NAC to remove the wooden support from the roof of a newly constructed septic tank.

While working inside the base of the tank, both of them fell unconscious. They were rushed to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur where the doctors pronounced them as ‘brought dead’.

Following the incident, K Nuagan police rushed to the hospital and brought the bodies for post mortem.

Police is investigating into the case.