Rayagada: Five labourers died due to asphyxiation after they got trapped inside an under construction septic tank under Bissam Cuttack police limits in Rayagada district.

The labourers were working near the septic tank when a woman accidentally fell into the septic tank. In a bid to rescue the woman, five other labourers entered into the tank,but they too met the same fate.

All the victims were rushed to Christian Hospital in Bissamcuttack for treatment by an ambulance and a private vehicle. However, five of them were declared dead by the doctors.

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