Seven dead after falling into cesspit
July 18, 2014
Seven people, all members of the same family, died on Thursday after falling into a septic tank on a pig farm in the village of Karczowka, western Poland, firefighters said.
"One person fell into the septic tank while emptying it and the six others were trying to rescue her, and also fell in," Magdalena Bilinska, a spokeswoman for the local fire brigade, told TVN24 broadcaster.
They were overcome by noxious gases.
A 45-year-old woman is reported to have survived the accident but she is in a serious condition.