One dead, three injured while cleaning sewer at govt hospital

One dead, three injured while cleaning sewer at govt hospital

A man died and three others were taken ill while cleaning a sewer at a government hospital, the Delhi Fire Service said.

Rishi Pal(40), Bishan(30), Kiran Pal(25) and Sumit(30) fell unconscious after inhaling poisonous gases while cleaning the sewer at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.

“While Rishi Pal died, the other three are undergoing treatment,” a DFS official told IANS. The incident is reported to have taken place around 12.30 p.m.

This is the 10th such death in Delhi in just over a month.

On 12 August, two brothers died of suffocation while cleaning a septic pit at a mall in Shahdara in east Delhi.

Three persons died after inhaling toxic gases while cleaning a sewer in Lajpat Nagar in south Delhi on 6 August.

On 15, July, four persons died after inhaling poisonous gases as they entered a water harvesting tank in Ghitorni in south Delhi.