Mumbai, July 11: Two young boys are feared to have drowned in one of the nullahs at Dombivali near Mumbai. According to the information received, the two boys went missing amid heavy rains on Tuesday. Out of the two boys, one has been identified as Harshal Jindal while the other boy's name is still unknown. The reports mention that Harshal's friend saw him drowning in the nullah and to save him he also jumped in, following which, both have been missing.
The Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has roped in lifeguards to conduct search and rescue operation in the nullah.
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Besides this, the authority has also taken help of Thane civic body and six teams of Thane Disaster Rescue Force(TDRF) have been dispatched for further help and assistance. According to an official from Thane civic body, the nullah is around three kilometre in length and 15 metre wide, however, it connects to the Thane creek, which is making the search operation difficult. With the help of two boats, the Thane disaster team is conducting rescue operation separately.
Earlier, heavy incessant rains witnessed in Mumbai and adjoining regions including Thane, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri over the last four days. Amid heavy rains, several parts of Mumbai experienced waterlogging problems. The Vasai-Virar region, Palghar and Nala Sopara were the worst affected.