Boy dies after falling into Mumbai manhole

Police said a team had been sent to the site. According to a Samajwadi Party leader of the area, there was a frantic search for the boy who was reported missing from Indira Nagar area of the suburb.

A passer-by happened to peep inside an open manhole and saw the child's hands above the muck and gutter water, said Aqeel Khan, a Samajwadi Party worker.

With the help of locals, the boy was brought out of the gutter and rushed to a nearby hospital. But he was pronounced dead on admission, he added.

The Trombay police said on late Tuesday a team had been sent to the site. The police added that they had no details about the incident.

This is the second instance in two days of a child dying after falling into a gutter in Mankhurd area. On Sunday, three-year old Ayub had fallen into a 20-feet deep gutter and his body has not yet been recovered despite efforts by the fire brigade and other agencies.

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