Noida, Sep 22 (PTI) Three sanitation workers choked to death on toxic gases while cleaning a sewer line at BDS market in Sector 110 here, police said today. Also Read - Relief For Real Estate: Noida Authority Slashes Interest Rates on Dues to Boost Pending Projects

At least 10 people have died in similar incidents in the national capital region over the last two months. Also Read - Noida's state-of-art bus terminal expected to be ready by June 30

SP (City) Arun Kumar Singh said the three men got stuck in the narrow sewer line yesterday and choked to death on toxic gases. Also Read - Noida: Child killed, 3 injured as portion of house collapses

They have been identified as Rajesh, Vikas and Ravinder.

The bodies were taken out late last night.

The police said Sohan Lal, the private contractor who had hired the three workers to clean the sewer line, is on the run.

The Noida Authority, which had awarded the contract to Lal, today announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

The police said an FIR will be registered against the contractor if a complaint is filed in this regard.

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