Six workers have been died and three others fell sick after inhaling toxic gas inside a septic tank at Jafarpur area in Akkelpur Upazila of Joypurhat on Wednesday morning. 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,
Confirming the matter, Officer-in-Charge of Akkelpur Police Station Kiran Kumar Roy said six workers went down into a septic tank of Nikhil Kumar’s house to clean the wastes. They fainted after inhaling toxic gas.
Being informed, the firefighters rushed to the scene and pulled out six bodies from the tank, he said.
They were rushed to a nearby hospital where doctor declared them dead.