Soon after he fell at around 10:24 pm, the Mumbai Fire Brigade began a search operation in Goregaon’s Ambedkar Nagar. Along with the fire brigade, police, ambulance and medical personnel are part of the search efforts.
“The incident took place around 10 pm on Wednesday. The boy was strolling outside his
house when he fell into the drain near Goregaon-Malad Link road,” an official from the Disaster Management Unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was quoted as saying by news agency.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress are demanding action against civic officials. NCP chief spokesman Nawab Malik said the such incidents were taking place due to the negligence of the Mumbai civic body. “A case should be registered against the guilty officials. Plastic manhole covers used by the BMC get washed away and then accidents happen,” he said.
“Twelve hours have passed but the civic officials and the fire brigade have not been able to trace the child. Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was not even aware of the tragic incident,” Mumbai Congress vice presiden Ransingh Sapra was quoted as said.