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Two people died of suffocation during the cleaning of sewer in Loknayak Puram Colony located in Mundka on Friday evening. Among the dead were a colony sweeper and the other a guard. The deceased were identified as Rohit and Ashok.
Rohit used to do cleaning work in the colony, while Ashok was a guard. Mundka police got information about two people being unconscious while cleaning the sewer in the colony on Friday evening. Police and fire brigade personnel reached the spot as soon as the information was received. After widening the main hall, the fire brigade pulled both of them unconscious from the sewer and took them to the hospital where doctors declared both of them brought dead.
According to the local people, Loknayak Puram Colony has been settled by DDA. There was sewerage problem in the colony. This information was being given to the DDA officials. On Friday some people came for sewer cleaning. He convinced Rohit, who works here, to get into the sewer. Rohit landed in the sewer without any safety equipment.
There was a apprehension of something untoward as there was no movement from inside for a while. The police officer said that after that Ashok went inside to see Rohit and he too became unconscious. The matter was then informed to the police. Police and fire brigade reached the spot. Firefighters pulled both out. Both the deceased lived in the same area.
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