Two cleaning workers killed after falling down Ipoh manhole

Bernama

IPOH: Two workers from a private cleaning company, who had fallen down a manhole here during a cleaning-up process, were found dead early today.

Ipoh Fire and Rescue Station chief, P. Samasuvam, said the workers, both 27, slipped and fell down the manhole in front of the Angsana Mall Shopping Centre while descending the steps into the sewer.

Samasuvam said the station was summoned at about 1.30am and dispatched 15 personnel in two trucks to the scene.

Several of the fire-fighters, equipped with breathing apparatus, went down the manhole and found the two workers unconscious.

"A medical team pronounced them dead," Samasuvam said.

The bodies of the workers, who have yet to be identified, were handed over to the police. -- Bernama