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Septic tank fumes kill 4

2012-02-09 14:00

Yangon - Biogas released from a septic tank that had not been cleaned for more than a decade killed four sanitation workers in northern Myanmar, news reports said on Thursday.

Four out of the six sewage cleaners died of suffocation on Tuesday in Pwinthyu town, 530km north-west of Yangon, after being overcome by fumes released from a septic tank they were emptying, the New Light of Myanmar reported.

Villagers rescued the collapsed crew from the tank and rushed them to a nearby hospital. Two of the men survived the ordeal.

Septic tank deaths are common in Myanmar, where public sanitation services are limited, the government mouthpiece said.

Comments
  • Alastair - 2012-02-09 14:21

    A sh*t way to go!!!!

  • Jerolan - 2012-02-09 14:22

    Something does not smell right

      procold2 - 2012-02-09 16:03

      stinks to high heaven

  • Keelvol - 2012-02-09 14:23

    10 year old fart is dangerous.....

  • Donald - 2012-02-09 14:24

    Sh1t kills!!!

  • Godfrey - 2012-02-09 16:27

    I find it amusing that the moderator finds not problem with sh*t fart sh1t but deletes my frivolous comment because I can spell correctly. So how about my original comment to now read - Seems nobody gives a s**t. OK now?

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