A 24-year-old sanitation worker died and another suffered from suffocation after they inhaled toxic fumes while cleaning a deep sewer in Shahdara on Sunday, police said.
Ravi died in the incident that took place near a BSES office at the CBD ground in Karkardooma, police said.
They added that Sanjay (35), who suffered from suffocation, is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
Police said a private contractor had engaged five workers, including Ravi and Sanjay, to clean a 15 feet deep sewer. The work to clean it was given by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), they said.