Tirur: Guest worker loses Rs 13k in septic tank, brothers drown while searching for it


Alama Sheikh, Ashraful Sheikh

Tirur: Two brothers died after falling into the septic tank of the rented house in which they were living. West Bengal Bardhaman natives Alama Sheikh (44) and Ashraful Sheikh (33) were identified as the deceased.

The accident happened in Tirur at around 8 pm on Monday. The brothers were trying to retrieve an amount of Rs 13,000 from the septic tank after it was lost in the closet by the eldest brother of the deceased, Mohammed Ibrahim.

Alama Sheikh, who opened the tank to retrieve the cash, fell into the tank first. Ashraful Sheikh fell into the tank while trying to rescue his brother. The brothers were pulled out of the tank by the eldest brother and other locals. Alama Sheikh died on spot. Ashraful Sheikh, who was alive when he was rescued, died at the hospital.

The three brothers were living together in the rented house. The locals said that they used to carry around the money in their pockets at all times fearing theft. The bodies were shifted to the mortuary of the medical college hospital.

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