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Mumbai Rains: 40-year-old man run over by truck after he falls into pothole in Ulhasnagar

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Mumbai, every year, witnesses deaths due to potholes, but the civic body and the state authorities seem to have turned a blind eye to potholes in the city. Another death due to pothole was reported as a 40-year-old man was run over by a truck after he fell into a pothole in Ulhasnagar on Tuesday.

According to Mid-Day, the incident took place on Tuesday, at around 12 noon and the deceased was identified as Anna. The gruesome pothole death took place when Anna went to the market to buy something. Jaggu Seth, a colleague of deceased, told the leading daily, “When I went out to call him back, I saw that he’d fallen and a truck had run over his neck and face. I immediately called everyone, but by the time we took him to the hospital, he was dead. This road has not been good for the past two years. I’ve seen many accidents here.”

A social worker Kunal Patil added that he has complained several times to the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC), asking them to repair that road, but KDMC is just giving a reason. He also added that this is the fourth such accident in the past one year. Earlier, Maharashtra minister Chandrakant Patil informed the state Legislative Assembly that 62 people have died so far in rain-related incidents in the state from June 1.