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In UP, four people die away while cleaning septic tanks

May 9, Chandauli Inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a 15-year-old septic tank in the Chandauli district’s New Mahal region on Thursday resulted in the deaths of at least four people, including three laborers.

“Sewer cleaning was ongoing at one Bharat Jaiswal’s residence,” SDM Viraj Pandey said.

“The son of the home owner and three laborers perished. Each of the dead would get Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia from the district government.”

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, also acknowledged the occurrence and offered his sympathies to the families of the deceased.

Officials have been instructed by him to hasten relief efforts.

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