Father, son fall into well, die

August 19th, 2008 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS  

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Aug 18 (IANS) A man and his son were killed when they fell into a well in this Punjab town Monday.The accident took place when a youth, Rafiq, was trying to repair the belt of the tube well in this town, 150 km from Chandigarh, but accidentally fell into it.

His father, Masoom Ali, rushed to his help but fell into the well himself.

Police officials who rushed to the spot said that some poisonous gas had leaked at the base of the tube well due to which the youth fell unconscious inside the 45-feet deep well.

The bodies of the two were retrieved by police and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel later.

Police officials said that another youth, Raju, who tried to help the two also inhaled the poisonous gas and was referred to a hospital in Ludhiana, 75 km away, in a serious condition.

This is the second incident of its kind in the district in the last two days. Another father-son duo was killed in similar circumstances at a village 15 km from here Saturday.

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