Seven people, including four sanitation workers died while cleaning a septic tank of a hotel in Gujarat's Vadodara. The incident happened at a hotel in Fartikui village in Dabhoi tehsil, about 30 km from Vadodara city. Three employees of the hotel were also among those killed.
"When one sanitation worker failed to come out of the manhole, others went inside. All of them died due to asphyxiation," district collector Kiran Zaveri said.
Earlier in May, two labourers, one of them a teenager, had allegedly died after they got stuck in a 40-feet deep borewell which they had entered without any safety measures. They were engaged by a private company for the work.
The incident took place while the duo was working at the bore well site for a mobile tower in Sector 99 of Noida, in Uttar Pradesh.
The deceased were identified as Gautam Sahni, 20, of Khagra district in Bihar and Ajay Pal, 18, of Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, police said.