The body of one youth was fished out of Gomti by locals after the incident while the bodies of the other three were recovered on Thursday after a 15-hour joint search operation carried out by the Lucknow police and NDRF. read more
Two men had refused orders to step into the sewage treatment plant (STP) at the Moti Nagar housing complex on Sunday. While one of them was threatened he would be sacked, the other was cajoled to finish the job. Hours later, these two men survived, while... read more
A day after five men were killed cleaning a sewage treatment plant at a housing complex in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar, police arrested a supervisor and said the workers were not provided safety equipment. read more
Sanitation workers, both contractual and those hired by the municipal corporation, were not wearing protective equipment while handling garbage and sewage overflow at 10 locations in Gurugram. read more
Sanitation workers alleged that they are working without any basic safety gear and in deteriorating conditions. The MCG commissioner assured them that by May 22, all their grievances will be addressed. read more
Ten sewer workers in Delhi have died in a little over a month owing to exposure to toxic gases in sewers they were cleaning. Death of workers in sewers is not new. It was also reported from Mumbai and Bengaluru earlier this year. A look at the daily challenges faced by these workers.
“My son did not want to go in, but they told him to enter the manhole. He’s gone now, and I am left alone. What will I do with this ‘compensation’ of Rs 10 lakh?” said Santosh Kumari. Her son, 25-year-old Jitender Kumar, died when he inhaled poisonous... read more