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Delhi: 2 staffers die in eatery sewage tank

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Published : Mar 24, 2019, 2:30 am IST
Updated : Mar 24, 2019, 2:30 am IST

The incident occurred between 1:30 to 2 pm on Saturday, said Monika Bhardwaj, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), West District.

The deceased Rakesh and Ajay used to live in a rented accommodation at Tagore Garden. Pankaj and Raju used to stay in restaurant premises. (Representational image)
 The deceased Rakesh and Ajay used to live in a rented accommodation at Tagore Garden. Pankaj and Raju used to stay in restaurant premises. (Representational image)

New Delhi: In a horrific incident, two persons died while two other are still undergoing treatment at hospital allegedly due to asphyxiation after they entered a kitchen waste treatment unit in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden area.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when all four working as housekeeping staff with the restaurant “Pirates of Grill” in West Delhi were asked by management to clean the kitchen waste tank.

The deceased have been identified as Rakesh (45) and Ajay (19) while two others identified as Pankaj and Raju are still undergoing treatment in the hospital and are said to be in critical condition.

The deceased Rakesh and Ajay used to live in a rented accommodation at Tagore Garden. Pankaj and Raju used to stay in restaurant premises. All of them were native of Uttar Pradesh.

The incident occurred between 1:30 to 2 pm on Saturday, said Monika Bhardwaj, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), West District.

“The victims were rushed to nearby hospital by Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) ambulance where Rakesh and Ajay were declared brought by the doctors while Pankaj and Raju are still undergoing treatment. Both are unfit for statement.

“Prima facie, it seems that they went in the kitchen waste treatment unit for cleaning purposes and inhaled the toxic fumes in the tank," the DCP said.

“A case has been registered under section 304 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and SC/ST act against restaurant management at Rajouri Garden police station. Further investigation is going on,” said the police official privy to investigation.

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