Palakkad: A youth was suffocated to death at Thavalam in Attappadi here on Saturday. The deceased is Puthussery native Sandeep (34). He got trapped inside the pit dug up for laying a drinking water pipeline.
During work, the soil slid on him. Sandeep was trapped inside the pit for around half an hour.
Police and natives immediately initiated the rescue mission and rushed him to the Agali community health centre. But he was pronounced dead.