Elderly couple killed after falling into septic tank in Delhi

June 17th, 2008 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) An elderly couple died Monday when they fell into an open septic tank near their home, police here said. According to a police official, the victims, Suresh Prakash and his wife Guddu, were on their routine morning walk in Nangloi area of outer Delhi when an ill-maintained lane caved in and the couple fell into an open septic tank next to it.

The incident took place around 6 a.m. Monday morning. They were taken to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital but were declared brought dead, the police said.

The police suspect that the heavy rains led to the lane caving in, resulting in the tragedy.

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