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Two masons die inside septic tank in Rangpur

Two construction workers died after inhaling toxic gas inside a septic tank of an under-construction building in Chairmaner Mor (Chhit Kellabond) area of the city today.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Hajirhat police station of Rangpur Metropolitan Police Rajib Bosunia said the construction workers died while cleaning the septic tank at the house of Enamul Haque this morning.

“The deceased are Humayun Ahmed, 32, son of Abdul Mannan of Haridebpur area of Rangpur Sadar upazila and Liton Mian, 24, son of Shamsul Haque of Bakhtiarpur area of Rangpur city,” the OC told BSS.

“Earlier, mason Humayun first went down into the septic tank and became unconscious. Not getting any response from him for some time, Liton went down to save Humayun. None of them returned,” he said.

On receiving information, personnel from Rangpur Fire Service and Civil Defense Station rushed there and recovered bodies of the two deceased masons from the septic tank around 12:30 pm.

The bodies were handed over to their respective relatives this afternoon.

“We are suspecting that the workers died after inhaling poisonous gas Carbon Dioxide inside the septic tank,” the OC said, adding that an unnatural death (UD) case was filed in this connection.

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