Three people, including two siblings, died inhaling toxic gas in a septic tank in Chittagong city’s Diesel area of Jhaoutola, Khulshi Friday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Imran Hossain Imu, 29, his brother Mohammad Rubel alias Danish, 20, sons of Akran Hossain and Mohammad Sifat, 15, son of Mizanur Rahman.
Around 5:30pm, when they were playing football, their ball fell into the septic tank and Sifat went down into the tank to recover it.
As he did not get up, Danish and Imran also went down in search of Sifat, said Shariful Alam, officer-in-charge of Khulshi Police Station.
All the three fell sick inside the tank, he said.
They were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared them dead.
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