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Three sanitation workers die of asphyxiation in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar

Three sanitation workers died allegedly due to asphyxiation while cleaning a drain in southeast Delhi's Lajpat Nagar today.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: August 06, 2017 20:11 IST ]
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Three sanitation workers died allegedly due to asphyxiation while cleaning a drain in southeast Delhi's Lajpat Nagar today, police said. The incident was reported around 1 PM, they said. 

The workers were cleaning a sewer line in Lajpat Nagar near the Kabir Ram temple. They had gone inside the sewer and inhaled toxic fumes and were later found unconscious there, they said. 

They were rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where the doctors declared the "brought dead". 

Two of the victims were identified as Joginder (32) and Annu (28), while the identity of the third was yet to ascertained, police said. 

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