Vadodara | Jagran News Desk: The officials in Gujarat’s Vadodara on Saturday said that seven persons, including four sanitation workers, were killed while cleaning a sewer of a hotel.

The incident happened at a hotel in Fartikui village in Dabhoi tehsil, about 30 km from Vadodara city.

The officials said that all seven persons died due to asphyxiation.

Three employees of the hotel were also among those killed.

"When one sanitation worker failed to come out of the manhole, others went inside. All of them died due to asphyxiation," said district collector Kiran Zaveri.

"We rushed to the site soon after learning about the incident and teams of the fire brigade from Vadodara Municipal Corporation and Dabhoi civic body launched rescue work. They took out the bodies of the deceased after three hours of efforts," he added.

The Police said the incident took place around 12.30 am and the bodies were handed over to the kin of the deceased after the post-mortem.

Meanwhile, the Gujarat government announced financial assistance of ₹4 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.

In a statement, the government said that it has directed the police to take strict action against the hotel owner.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma