GUWAHATI: In yet horrifying incident three workers including a 16-year old boy died while cleaning a drinking water reservoir tank of the public health and engineering (PHE) department.
The tragic incident took place on Friday evening in Silchar.
The deceased were identified as Salim Uddin Laskar, Nazim Uddin Mazumder and Samsul Alom Mazumdar.
Sources said that Salim Uddin died on the spot while the others were rushed to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital where the on duty doctor declared them brought dead.
The source said that they died due to lack of oxygen inside the drinking water reservoir tank which was caused due to smoke created by an electric generator inside the 12-foot-deep reservoir.
Soon after the incident the local people rescued two persons and informed police and disaster management authority.
The locals have informed that Nazim Uddin Mazumder and Samsul Alom Mazumdar went inside the tank to rescue Laskar who first suffocated and lost his consciousness. But later both of them also got stuck inside the tank.
Earlier, a 35-year-old man was killed allegedly by his two brothers on Monday after they engaged in a scuffle over an issue related to rearing of pigs. The incident took place at Khera village in Shahdara in Delhi. One of the deceased's family members suffered injuries in the incident. As per reports, two families have been fighting over this issue for the past one year or so. Around 1pm on Monday, members of one family fired multiple bullets at members of the other family as a result of which one man was killed and another person got critically injured.
Police said a person Sandeep Chandoliya runs a meat shop in Farsh Bazaar and rears pigs near his house at Khera village. A resident of the village Vikcy lives near the place where Sandeep rears his pigs. The two persons and their families have been fighting over this for the past one year. In April, 2020 both the families had registered FIRs against each other following a scuffle. On Monday, around 11pm both Sandeep and Vikcy again began fighting over the same matter, police said.