Two construction workers died while cleaning a septic tank in Gazipur’s Sreepur Upazila. The accident took place at Abu Saeed’s house in Chowkidar Bhita of Mandal Bari of the municipality on Wednesday around 4 pm.
On receiving the information, fire service and police reached the spot and recovered the bodies of the victims.
The deceased are – Sona Mia’s son of Dighjan village of Sadar police station of Netrakona district. Mokhlesh (45) and Zainal Abedin son of Thakurgaon District Ruhia police station. Masum (24).
According to the police and local sources, work on the multi-storied building under construction of Abu Saeed in Chowkidar Vita of Mandal Bari of Sreepur Municipality of Gazipur is going on. A septic tank was constructed in that house two months ago. Mokhlech and Masum went inside on Wednesday morning to open the bamboo and wood inside the constructed septic tank. Even though it was afternoon, there was no response from them. Later, one of their colleagues stopped it by calling Mokhlech’s mobile. Then colleague Ruhul Amin saw their bodies floating in the water of the septic tank in the afternoon and informed the police.
Officer-in-charge of Sreepur police station Shah Zaman said, ‘The fire service recovered the bodies of the workers from inside the septic tank. Legal action will be taken after investigating this matter.’