Thane: 7-Year-Old Boy Slips Into Open Drain While Playing With Friends on Diwali, Dies
7-Year-Old Boy Slips Into Open Drain in Thane (Photo Credits: ANI)

Thane, October 28: In a tragic incident, a seven-year-old boy in Thane died after falling into a drain in Thane on Sunday. According to a tweet by ANI, the boy fell into a drain while playing with his friends on the day of Diwali. The horrific incident took place in Thane west. He was rescued and taken to hospital where he was declared dead. According to a report by TOI, the boy drowned in a water-filled pit dug between two pipelines in Kisan Nagar area of Thane (west) on Sunday. The boy identified as Aniket Gaikwad, slipped into the pit while he was playing with his friends near his house.

According to locals, the BMC had dug the pit to carry out a pipeline work in the spot that was often left unattended. The TOI report states that the BMC’s Disaster Management department admitted that a pipeline work was under progress in the spot in which two of the four lines were removed. This resulted in the pit getting filled with drain water and rainwater, thus leading to the mishap. Sujith Wilson Rescue Operation Enters Day 4, Drilling Process Underway in Nadukattupatti to Pull Out 2-Year-Old Infant.

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According to details by Thane Regional Disaster Management chief, Santosh Kadam, the boy, who lived in a shanty nearby, was playing with his friends and later went missing. The incident came to light after his friends raised an alarm and informed the kid's parents. Giving details about the incident, the parents then informed municipal authorities. Reports inform that a passerby rushed to the spot and pulled the boy out. The boy, who was unconscious after being pulled out, was rushed to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.