Three persons died of suffocation inside a well while another fell unconscious while rectifying water pump in Adilzai area of Hazro Police station limits on Tuesday. Police sources while quoting the eye witnesses has said that 32 years old Abdul Qasim, a tube well operator, had gone down in a well located at the farm of local landlord to remove some fault in the water pump installed in the well. Police sources further said that he fainted from inhaling the poisonous gas that had accumulated in the well.
Sources further said that as he do not retuned quite after long time, agriculture labor 35 years Rajjab Shah went down to inquire but he too fainted from suffocation followed by 42 years old Sher Afsar who went to help them also fainted and fell down in the well. Sources said that another laborer 40 years old Asif Khan jumped into the well to rescue them but he too fainted from suffocation.
On getting information, locals retrieved them and shifted them to the tehsil headquarters hospital where Abdul Qasim, Rajjab Shah, Sher Afsar were expired while Asif Khan was shifted to Rawalpindi due to his critical condition and non availability of medical facilities.