A six-year-old boy died after he fell into a manhole on Wednesday in Nalasopara area of Palghar district near Mumbai. His body was recovered on late night on Wednesday. The child had fallen into an open nullah in Nalasopara in the evening. The manhole had opened owing to flooding in the area owing to heavy rains.
The unfortunate incident happened when minor identified as Darsal Kal Abu was playing with his three-year-old sister outside their residence in Santosh Bhuvan near an uncovered overflowing drain, the police said. A passerby, who saw him falling into the drain at around 5 pm on Wednesday, raised an alarm and informed the child's parents. Soon after receiving the complaint, the police along with fire brigade personnel from Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation reached the spot to carry out search and rescue operation. However, they were unable to locate the child for hours.
Later, the deceased's body was recovered from the drain located at the garden of Krishna Sagar Society at 10.30 pm. The child's dead body has been sent to a local civic hospital for post-mortem. The drains in several parts of Nalasopara have been overflowing due to heavy rainfall. As incessant rains lashed Mumbai and Maharashtra, life was thrown out of gear with delay in train and flight services causing great inconvenience to passengers
(With ANI inputs)