Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jeypore, Jun 11:

A person died and three others fell seriously ill due to asphyxiation while they were cleaning a well at Jeypore in Odisha’s Koraput district. The deceased was identified as Gupta Nayak.

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According to sources, four labourers were engaged in cleaning the well. A labourer went inside but didn’t come out even after a long time. The other labourers went inside the well one after another to help their mates but fell ill due to suffocation.

While Nayak died of suffocation, others were rushed to Jeypore hospital for treatment. Their condition was stated to be stable, sources said.