5-year-old boy falls in a drain in Mumbai's Ghatkopar; rescue operation stopped due to darkness

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 10:25 PM IST
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UPDATE: Rescue operation was stopped due to darkness (poor visibility).

On Thursday, a five-year-old boy fell into a drain in Mumbai's Ghatkopar. Search and rescue operations are underway with the help of Indian Navy and NDRF divers.

"The search operation by f/m and flood response team with the help of ropes & hook anchor and kayak is in progress. Navy divers and NDRF team deployment was requested through DMCR. Search operation continue," said Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale.

"A child namely Hussain Abdul Hamid Shaikh, aged about 5 years old had fallen in an open Nullah (approx. 30’ wide & 15’ deep). Seeing him drowning, his mother Reshma Abdul Hamid Shaikh jumped into nullah water & tried to rescue him but even she started drowning. Seeing that the child's uncle Karim Abdul Rahim Shaikh jumped into nullah water & tried to rescue them but could only rescue Reshma Abdul Hamid Shaikh & the said child drowned in the said nullah water," informed Rahangdale.

Here are a few pictures of the search and rescue operations:

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