Two workers found dead in manhole

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IPOH: Two workers died after they fell into a manhole in front of a shopping mall at Jalan Hospital here today.

The victims were identified as Mohamad Ilaala Che Aziz and Mohamad Nur Shafig Mohamad Nasir.

Ipoh Fire and Rescue Department chief P. Samasuvam said a team of firemen rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call at about 1.34am.

"Initially, one of them climbed down the stairs to collect some equipment after completing their work but fell into the four metre-deep hole.

"At this juncture his colleague tried to rescue him by climbing down, however he also fell in.

"The victims were not wearing any breathing apparatus at the time of the incident," he added.

Firemen found the men unconscious and later brought them up with ropes.

Medical personnel at the site confirmed the deaths.