Berhampur: Three persons were killed in a freak mishap inside a septic tank, reportedly due to suffocation today evening.
The mishap took place in the house of one P Siddheswar Reddy in Bikrampur village under Gopalpur police limits here.
The deceased were identified as M Sadanand Reddy, Krishna Reddy and Taraneya Reddy. While Sadanand was the mason working inside the tank, the other two were Siddheswar’s neighbours.
According to reports, Sadanand was engaged in repairing the tank. During the evening, when he did not come out or responded, Krishna and Taraneya went inside the tank to rescue him.
However, the two neighbours also did not come out. Within minutes, locals gathered at the spot and pulled out the three bodies and rushed them to MKCG Medical College and Hospital.
The three persons were declared dead at MKCG MCH. Gopalpur police have registered a case and investigating the matter further.