Three labourers were on Monday afternoon killed when they fell in a 20-foot-deep sewerage chamber near Kali Mori Phatak.
The dead have been identified as Sarun, Ishak and Daulat. While the first two are residents of Gehgoli village under MIA police station area, the third belongs to Dhigwada village under Rajgarh police station of the district.
Alwar sub-divisional magistrate Rajesh Goyal told HT that the incident occurred when the three labourers, who were assigned a task to measure the sewerage chamber, were doing their job.
While they were working, one of them slipped and fell into the chamber. While the second labourer was trying to save him, he too fell into the chamber.
Meanwhile, the third labourer too went down to check on the other two. Once inside the chamber, all the three were sort of stuck and reportedly died due to suffocation.
The work of the sewerage is being carried out by Rahasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project (RUIDP). RUIDP executive engineer KK Agarwal told HT that all the three labourers died in the chamber due to heat and suffocation and said that they were insured. Efforts will be done to give compensation to the affected families as early as possible, he added.
Meanwhile, the SDM said that an inquiry will be conducted to find out how the Ambulance 108 which came to the spot was without oxygen cylinder.
Relatives of the deceased as well as the public protested against RUIDP and the district administration when they got to know about the incident.
Police also had to face resistance from the public and relatives of the deceased when the labourers were being pulled pulling out from the chamber and also during postmortem. Police also had to control the public when they tried to manhandle some jawans.