FAISALABAD: Three labourers died from asphyxiation when they went into a waste water plant of a beverage factory in Sahianwala on Tuesday.

Reports said a worker went into the waste treatment well of the company for cleaning purpose. However, the worker did not return which panicked other workers who rushed to rescue him.

Five more workers entered the well, however, three workers did not return alive and the condition of three others deteriorated.

Madina Town Superintendent of Police Shahzeb Arslan confirmed the death of three workers and said the three others were safe.

He said the well was around 70-foot deep.

Published in Dawn, July 1st, 2020