Nuapada: Two labourers died of asphyxiation while cleaning the septic tank at Mandosil under Paikamal police limits in Nuapada district today Another who sustained injuries is undergoing treatment at hospital.
The deceased have been identified as Karunakar Patel and Madan Bariha. The incident occurred at around 10 am today.
The duo, hired by the one Susil Bag of Mundosil, were attending to the clogged septic tank.
Madan had entered the tank to clean it while Karunakar was outside to assist him.
Sometime later Madan collapsed due to suffocation. Not getting any response from him, Karunakar also entered the tank and he too met the same fate.
The house owner Susil Bag recued them and rushed to the hospital where both were declared dead.