Seven people, including four sanitation workers, died of suffocation while cleaning a hotel sewer in Gujarat, in the latest incident that highlights the appalling conditions that they have to work under. The men had entered the septic tank without any safety gear. The incident took place at Darshan Hotel in Fartikui village of Dabhoi tehsil, about 35 km from Vadodara city.
The four sanitation workers had been called in for the job. Three employees of the hotel were also among those killed. A case has been registered at the Dabhoi Police station. The owner of the hotel has been charged with causing death due to negligence and culpable homicide not amounting to murder.