3 sanitation workers die of asphyxiation in Karnataka

Three sanitation workers have died in Karnataka’s Ramanagara due to asphyxiation while cleaning a manhole.

Three sanitation workers died of asphyxiation while cleaning a manhole on Friday in the district headquarters town of Ramanagara, about 50 km from here.

“The three sanitation workers from Bengaluru had entered a manhole to clean it and died of asphyxiation. More details are awaited,” the Ramanagara superintendent of police S Girish told PTI.

According to police, six people were brought from Kamala Nagar in Bengaluru by a contractor to clean the choked sewerage.

As one of them entered, he died of asphyxiation. The other too met the same fate in a bid to save their colleague.

The police were in search of the contractor who had brought them from Bengaluru.

Source: India Today

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