Ghaziabad: Five sanitation workers who were cleaning sewers in Ghaziabad district have died of suffocation. As per the information received, the case is reported to be in Nandgram area of Ghaziabad adjoining Delhi. In fact, after landing in the sewer, the scavengers suffocated and their health began to deteriorate, and all were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Doctors at the hospital declared three sanitation workers dead while two others succumbed to their injuries during treatment. As per the information received, the pipeline of Sewer and Water Corporation at Krishnakunj is in progress. Two sanitation workers had landed in the sewer for cleaning. When the two didn't come back for long, two others landed in the sewer to see them, followed by another employee landing in the sewer. Three employees succumbed to their injuries on the spot while two others succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Officials rushed to the spot after receiving information about the incident. Police have taken the bodies of all the five scavengers and sent them for post mortem. Our condolences are being carried out in the family of the deceased.