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Tuesday 21 May 2019
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4 Sanitary workers of Vavuniya TC killed by Methane gas in waste pit of abattoir

4 Sanitary workers of Vavuniya TC killed by Methane gas in waste pit of abattoir

Four sanitary workers of the Vavuniya Town Council were killed while they were engaging in cleaning waste pit of the abattoir of the TC, by the methane gas found in the pit.

This incident occurred at around 1.30 p.m.

One of the workers dropped dead into the waste pit of the abattoir belonging to the Vavuniya TC which is around 20’ deep, being attacked by the methane gas coming out of the pit. Other three who got down into the pit also had dropped dead into the pit.

Lack of safety arrangements had made these workers to drop dead into wastes which stood to 3’ depth.

Young and married workers identified as Selvaraja, Vasanthakumar,Sasitharan and Santhanasamy are the four sanitary workers whose lives had been claimed by the waste pit.


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