4 die of asphyxiation while cleaning effluent tank in TN

Coimbatore: In a tragic incident, four labourers hailing from Assam while cleaning an effluent tank at a textile factory in Tirupur died of asphyxiation. All the deceased were in their 20s.

According to media reports, one of them got suffocated after entering the 20-foot deep tank and the others entered to help. Three of them passed away inside the tank while the fourth person died in a hospital.

A case has been registered against the factory owner, Jayakumar and investigations revealed that the tank had not been cleaned for the last four years.

NT Bureau