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10-year-old playing near home falls into open drain, feared drowned

NOIDA: A 10-year-old boy walking on two pipes used by a couple of Noida Authority labourers to move an open drain slipped into the muck on Monday afternoon and used to be feared drowned.

The drain in Salarpur village, near Sector 81 station of Aqua Line, is being wiped clean by the Noida Authority for the previous few days. The labourers engaged within the work had placed two pipes to move the 50ft-wide drain and a number of other villagers had been walking on them to get to the other side within the absence of any bridge.

Sourabh Kumar, who studied in Class III of SMG Public School within the space, used to be enjoying along with his cousin Akash and another friend Sonu when he fell into the drain around 2.30pm. Sourabh’s father Ashok Kumar, who works as a labourer in Delhi, mentioned he used to be told in regards to the accident by an acquaintance.

“He attempted to shout for lend a hand however saved getting deeper into the muck. He used to be raising his hand to hunt lend a hand however no person came ahead. A driver of an earthmover raised an alarm, however few responded,” Sourabh’s cousin Akash sobbed.

There used to be a pall of gloom within the single-room house of Sourabh in Salarpur. His mom Saroj, who works as a maid in within reach housing societies, mentioned they informed police quickly after the accident nevertheless it took around two hours for divers to come back. After the divers failed to search out any hint of the boy, they informed the NDRF around 5.30pm.

Prashant Kapil, the SHO of Sector 39 police station, mentioned a police team used to be despatched to the spot in an instant. “Divers weren't in an instant available. We needed to call them from Okhla (16km away). They took time to come back,” he mentioned. An NDRF team came from Ghaziabad and joined the rescue around 6.40pm. The seek continued on the time of filing this file.

Jitendra Yadav, commander of the NDRF team, mentioned 9 contributors had been in search of the boy in a 3km stretch of the drain. “We came to grasp in regards to the accident around 5.30pm. It used to be a extend of virtually three hours. Since, the present is powerful, it's possible the boy may have been swept away. In a case of drowning, there are probabilities of survival only if somebody responds to the location and dives to save the individual. Otherwise, it will get late,” he mentioned.

Open drains are a purpose for concern in Noida and neighbouring Ghaziabad. Both districts have noticed a variety of deaths, especially of kids, by drowning in open drains. Rajesh Singh, officer on particular responsibility at Noida Authority, mentioned there used to be no rapid plan to hide drains.

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