A Timehri couple lost their lives tragically on Thursday night in a freak accident in their own backyard as their septic tank collapsed.
The wife, 42-year-old Camille Dwarka was heading to the toilet in the backyard when it is suspected that the concrete septic tank collapsed as she walked across it.
A niece heard her cries for help and quickly raised an alarm. The woman’s 51-year-old husband, Ramlall Madhoo jumped into the Septic tank which was more than six feet deep and he collapsed and died besides his wife.
It is suspected that the two might have died from the poisonous fumes.
The Fire Service had to be summoned to extract the two bodies from the septic tank.
The Police have ruled out any foul play with no marks of violence being found on the bodies.
The traumatized niece who witnessed the tragedy said she is still confused over what happened and how fast her uncle and aunt lost their lives after going into the human waste facility.