Investigators are checking after the death of five workers in a sewage pit in Moscow

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotobanka Road works on the street. Archival photoInvestigators are checking after the death of five workers in a sewage pit in Moscow© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

Investigators began an investigation after the death of a worker in a sewer well in the West of Moscow, said senior assistant head of the Moscow dome RCDS Julia Ivanova.

The incident occurred in a sewer well near the house 5, building 1 on the street of Bozhenko (area Kuntsevo).

«According to preliminary data, the works produced by six people, three of whom died on the spot. The exact number of victims is specified. On this fact conducted preliminary examination», — she said.

Meanwhile, a source in emergency services of the capital told RIA Novosti that the death toll increased to five. «Got out of the well the body of the fifth victim», — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to the source, among the five victims of builders two citizens of Kyrgyzstan, two Ukrainians and one Russian. The preliminary cause of death — a poisoning with methane.

The Embassy of Kyrgyzstan has not yet confirmed that among the dead are citizens of this country. There are reports that verify this information.