Six die after inhaling toxic fumes

Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Six people died and two were taken ill Thursday after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning a septic tank in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, police said.

"Six persons died while two others have been hospitalised after they inhaled toxic fumes while cleaning a septic tank," superintendent of police (Jalpaiguri) Amit Javalgi said.

The incident happened in Rheabari Tea Estate under Banarhat Police Station, nearly 700 km from Kolkata.

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