Mumbai Rains: Six-year-old dies after falling in nullah

The six-year-old fell in the open nullah on Wednesday night and by Thursday morning, his body was recovered by the police team involved in the search operation


On Thursday, a six-year-old was found dead after he fell in an uncovered nullah at Nallasopara, Mumbai. The incident has taken place after several drains in the area were opened owing to the persistent rainfall in the city and suburbs over the last two days.

Abubakar Sheikh, the six-year-old victim lived in Nallasopara's Santosh Bhavan area and on Wednesday, he fell into an open stormwater drain. After which, a search operation was launched to locate him as he had been missing since September 4 night. However, on Thursday morning, his body was recovered by the police team. 

The incident is not the sole accident that has taken place in the financial capital. Earlier in July, an 18-month-old boy had fallen in an open stormwater drain near Malad's Ambedkar Chowk area. However, despite rigorous search operations that continued for over 140 hours, the boy was untraceable.

Mumbai continued to be lashed by heavy rainfall as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert in the city and suburbs, asking the authorities to remain prepared. Accordingly, the state government had declared a holiday for schools and junior colleges for Thursday. 

In the meantime, the incessant rains have also claimed three lives including two Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) staffers who were on duty. 

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