By | February 7, 2024

Elderly Man Perishes after Falling into Open Drain in Mumbai Suburb

It’s a sad day for Mumbai, as we report the tragic demise of a senior citizen, Omprakash Sharma. The unfortunate incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday when the 65-year-old fell into an open drain.

Detailed Account of the Incident

Based on data from the disaster control cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), a fire broke out around 2 am at Sawant Marg, a locality nestled between Borivali and Dahisar in the western suburbs. Fire brigades were dispatched to the scene immediately. However, upon their arrival, the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) officials discovered the disturbing sight of an individual in an open drain.

Rescue Operation and Unfortunate Demise

The drain, with a depth of 20 feet, posed a formidable challenge to the rescue team. “We deployed ropes and hooks to extract the individual safely,” stated one of the officials. Despite their swift action, Sharma was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4.15 am. The fire, meanwhile, was successfully extinguished in a short time, with no reports of burn injuries.

Background of Incident Location

Sawant Marg, the scene of the incident, is a bustling locality in the western suburbs, tucked between Borivali and Dahisar. Known for its vibrant community, this incident has sent shockwaves among the residents and raised concerns about the safety measures in place.

This incident serves as a grim reminder of the hazards of uncovered drains, stressing the need for immediate attention and action from the concerned authorities to prevent such tragic incidents in the future.

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