3 found dead in Australia water tank

Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Three people were found dead pn Friday in a water tank at a rural property in Australia’s New South Wales state, police said.

A 69-year-old man was working inside the empty cement tank on his property in Gunning, near Yass, when he collapsed, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

Another man, aged 68, and a 63-year-old woman jumped into the tank to try to help and also collapsed.

A neighbour who heard the woman call out contacted emergency services, who arrived to find the bodies of all three people.

The victims were of the same family, the police added.

Forensic officers established a crime scene, but the deaths were not being treated as suspicious.