Raipur: Four people died due to suffocation inside the septic tank of a house in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said.
"The incident took place at Pegdapalli village on Tuesday morning," district Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg said.
The deceased were identified as house owner Enja Madnaiyya (40), his son Pankaj Enja (25) and two others, Enja Shankar (20) and Haridas Kashyap (35). Madnaiyya had built the house recently.
According to preliminary information, one of the victims climbed down into the tank to clean it, but he passed out,as reported by the police.
Four others went inside but all of them passed out. They were pulled out by other villagers who were present and taken to a local hospital where four of them were declared dead. The fifth person was being treated.
It appeared to be a case of suffocation, but the exact cause will be determined when the autopsy report comes, the official said.
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Updated Date: Jun 19, 2018 16:52:32 IST