Seven die of suffocation while cleaning hotel sewer in Gujarat’s Vadodara

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Seven people, including four sanitation workers, died due to suffocation on Saturday while cleaning a hotel sewer in Gujarat’s Vadodara district, officials said.

The incident took place at a hotel at Fartikui village in Dabhoi tehsil, about 30 km from Vadodara city.

Three employees of the hotel were also among those killed.

“The sanitation workers had been roped in to clean the sewer. When one sanitation worker failed to come out of the manhole, others went inside to check, but all of them died of asphyxiation,” sources said.

A case has been registered at the Dabhoi Police station.