Ghaziabad: Three sanitation workers on Sunday suffocated to death inside a 40-feet deep main pumping station plant (MPS) they had climbed down into for cleaning, police said.
Loni deputy superintendent of police Durgesh Kumar said the incident took place in the Dabur Talaab Colony of Loni where the MPS is located.
He said the three fell unconscious after inhaling poisonous gas inside the facility and died later, he said.
He said the three deceased employees have been identified as Bulbul, Mahesh and Roshan (all in their late thirties) and their bodies have been sent for postmortem. He added that the three bodies were recovered after an National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team came to the spot.
The police said an FIR has been registered against the company for not providing proper safety gear to the sanitation workers.