Three die of suffocation while cleaning manhole at CV Raman Nagar

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2017-03-07 12:58 Bengaluru: Three workers who were summoned to clean an overflowing drain died due to suffocation at CV Raman Nagar here on Monday. The deceased have been identified as Eeraiah (35), Anjaneya Reddy (34) and D Naidu (40). It is learnt that the contractor did not take any precautionary measure before sending the workers into the drain. Victims' family members have blamed the contractor for their death. Bengaluru in-charge minister KJ George has announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the victims' families. Besides, he has also ensured strict action against the contractor.​