Published On : Tue, Mar 15th, 2016

Four die while one critical while trying to clean a Septic Tank

Nagpur: In another tragic incident, five persons had entered a septic tank to clean it. However, poisonous gasses emanating from the sewage water had chocked four persons to death while the condition of the fifth is very critical. The incident occurred in a Septic Tank situated at Madhavnagari in Isasani area at 11:30 am on March 15, 2016.

While speaking to Nagpur TodayPolice Inspector Ravindra Raul of MIDC Police Station said that on being informed, they rushed to the scene. By then four persons who had already died were brought out from the septic tank, while the fifth was brought out gasping for breath.

The fifth person was rushed to Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Digdoh Hills, Hingna Road where his condition is said to be very critical.

The deceased have been identified as

  1. Ricky Sunil Walmik aged 25 years
  2. Sunil Nekram Walmik aged 50 years
  3. Sunit Dinesh Chauhan aged 22 years
  4. Balya @ Sanjay Masade aged 35 years

All the deceased are said to be residents of Vaishali Nagar, Behind SRPF Colony.


The fifth person who is very critical is identified as Pramod Chauhan is aged 45 years also a resident of the Vaishali Nagar, Behind SRPF Colony. All the deceased and the person in critical condition are said to be close family relatives. These five persons usually undertake private contract for cleaning septic tanks and sewage lines.

However, since this septic tank was closed for a long time, it is assumed that poisonous gasses must have accumulated in the septic tank and the moment, the four persons entered the tank, they got suffocated to death. Senior Police Inspector Ravindra Raul also said that the cops are investigating and finding out who had hired the services of these five persons so that they could initiate a case of negligence against that person.

The bodies of the deceased have been dispatched to Government Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem.

While speaking to Nagpur Today, Senior Doctor of the Intensive Care Unit of Lata Mangeshkar Hospital said that the condition of the fifth person Pramod Chauhan is not very favourable or satisfactory and that his condition is very critical. He added that the X-Ray and the Blood Test reports are awaited and only after that can a line of treatment be decided. He claimed that the patient was brought gasping for air, was conscious but very drowsy and not in a state to speak or tell anything. The patient is kept on ventilator.