Highlights

  • 3 MTNL workers, 1 rickshaw puller dead after entering sewer on Tuesday
  • Rickshaw puller entered the sewer to help the other three who were stuck
  • Rescue operation ended in early hours of Wednesday

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Three men working for MTNL and a rickshaw puller died after entering the sewer. Rescue operation conducted by the Delhi Police, fire department and National Disaster Response Force

Three workers fell into a sewer in Delhi on Tuesday and a rickshaw puller who tried to save them also got trapped inside with rescue operations continuing late into the night, police said. Rescue operations continued into early hours of Wednesday when it was confirmed that all four have died.

The workers have been identified as Bacchu Singh, Pintu and Suraj Kumar Sahni, while the rickshaw puller has been identified as Satish (38), a resident of Sardar Colony, Rohini Sector-16, police said.The three men who fell inside first are private contractual employees who were working on MTNL lines at the time of the incident.

According to police, the information about the incident was received at Samaypur Badli police station around 6.30 pm.

Police personnel rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. Fire department officials and a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were also part of the rescue operation.

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It is suspected that all four were stuck in an iron net inside the sewer beneath the MTNL lines. The probable cause of death is inhalation of toxic gas. The men did not have any protective gear on when they entered the sewer.

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