Two die after falling into a well

August 16th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Two people died Friday after they fell into a well in northwest Delhi, police said. According to the police, the accident took place at village Hamidpur in Alipur area Friday morning. Suraj Sharma, 32, went to the well near his house to switch off the electronic motor of the tube well in order to save it from rains.

His cries of help when he fell down brought villagers to the well but no one helped him come out.

“The locals told us that he fell unconscious inside but no one dared to go inside. That is when a daily wage labourer, Vaidnath went inside to save him,” the officer said.

But when he also didn’t return to the surface, the villagers called the fire brigade.

“We received a call at around 9 a.m. Two bodies were taken out from the well,” a fire brigade official said.

“They must have died of asphyxiation by a poisonous gas inside the well,” the official said.

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