At least six workers have been killed while cleaning a septic tank in Joypurhat’s Akkelpur Upazila.
The accident took place at a house in Jaffarpur village around 9am on Wednesday, according to Kiron Kumar Roy, chief of Akkelpur Police Station.
The dead have been identified as Pritam Chandra Das, 20, Bhutrro Chandra Das, 40, Shahin Hosain, 35, Shihab Hossain, 18, Sajal Hosain, 15, and Mukul Hossain, 35.
“Six workers went down into a septic tank of Nikhil Kumar’s house to clean the waste. They fainted after inhaling toxic gas,” said the OC.
On receiving the news, the firefighters rushed to the scene and pulled out three bodies from the tank, he said.
Three workers were rushed to a nearby hospital where they later died.