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A pregnant woman has died in Bangladesh after she was found hanging in a sewer on a Friday.
A worker from the government-run Garhi district, who was working at the Sewage Treatment Plant in Garhi, discovered the body in a drain on Friday evening.
“The woman had hanged herself in the sewer and we had to take her body for forensic analysis,” said Rafiqur Rahman, a district magistrate.
She had suffered from a heart ailment and had stopped breathing.
The woman’s mother and three children were rushed to a hospital in the district.
“We tried to save her but her condition worsened and we could not revive her,” he added.
The cause of death is yet to be ascertained.
The Sewage treatment plant is one of the few facilities in Bangladesh that can treat sewage, but it is run by the Garhi Development Authority.
Bangladesh is the world’s worst-affected country by sewerage pollution.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the country’s sewers cause the deaths of nearly 4,000 people every year.
Bangls’ sewage treatment plants have a total capacity of around 9,000 tonnes.