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9 die, 4 injured after falling in sewer

Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM

MEIT KANAA, Egypt, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Nine people died and three were injured after they fell into an open sewer at a sewage plant in Egypt's Nile Delta, officials said.

The incident started when four workers at the plant were cleaning the sewer in Meit Kanaa village, Qalyubia governorate, and fell into it, al-Ahram reported Wednesday.

The rest fell in while trying to save the workers.

Health officials in Qalyubia said that all the victims died of suffocation.

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