Two sewermen died of asphxia while cleaning a chocked sewage line in Ludhiana’s Namdhari Mohalla on Friday.
The deceased have been identified as Naru and Sonu. They were working without any safety gear.
Sewage of Namdhari Mohalla was chocked and the duo was pressed in for cleaning. While cleaning, both the sewermen fainted. They were rushed to the civil hospital where the doctors declared them dead.
After the incident, municipal corporation employees gathered at the civil hospital. Heavy police force has been deployed in area to avoid any untoward situation.