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Three workers die in a hotel septic tank

Three workers died while working in a septic tank of a hotel in Panjim. Sources said that two died in the tank where they were doing some work. The third one was pulled out of the tank and rushed to the Goa medical college hospital at Bambolim where he died later

The sources said that more than five persons – all workers of the hotel – had taken up some work of the septic tank. Two workers who went in first, found themselves struggling for breath. Seeing the situation, 2-3 of their co-workers got in to get them out but instead they also face the same problem, preliminary reports said.

On getting the information, Fire services personnel rushed to the site and conducted rescue operation.

The sources said that breathlessness was due to high levels of some gas generated in the tank. It was not immediately clear whether it was hydrogen chloride or methane or some other. The fire services officials are ascertaining the cause of death. The police are also at the site and investigation is on

One worker is admitted to the GMC hospital.

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