4 labourers from Bihar die of suffocation inside sceptic tank in Surat


4 migrant labourers from Bihar misplaced their lives as a result of suffocation whereas working inside a septic tank in a village in Surat, police mentioned on Wednesday. The incident occurred at a dyeing manufacturing unit on Palsana-Katodara highway on Tuesday night.

Authorities have initiated an investigation to uncover the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. (HT File/Representational picture)

H L Rathore, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Bardoli Division, mentioned that the senior officers of the manufacturing unit are being questioned.

“4 staff had gone to wash the (septic) tank and died as a result of suffocation. Additional investigation is underway. We’re questioning seniors of the manufacturing unit…All of the 4 deceased are the residents of Bihar…,” DSP Rathore informed ANI.

Police arrived on the scene on Wednesday morning after receiving a name at 6.30am and located the employees lifeless.

“We acquired a name at 6:30 am on Wednesday following which a staff reached the spot and found that 4 staff had allegedly died as a result of suffocation,” reported ANI quoting an official.

The deceased staff have been dwelling in a colony of the manufacturing unit, he mentioned.

Extra particulars are awaited.

(With ANI inputs)



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