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2 found dead in Wash. cistern


KAHLOTUS, Wash. (AP) - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says two Kahlotus, Wash., men died after they apparently were overcome by fumes while working in the bottom of a cistern with a gas-powered pump.

The sheriff's office says 39-year-old Eric Harder and 45-year-old Kurt Harder appeared to have been overcome by fumes from the pump.

It says a Kahlotus ambulance crew was called to the scene about 4:30 p.m. Friday. An ambulance crew member also was affected by the fumes and was taken by air ambulance to a hospital for treatment. The crew member recovered at the hospital.

Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com