Thane: A 16-year-old boy from Diva in Thane district was swept away in a nullah on Wednesday night. His body was not found even after three hours search operation on Thursday, an officer from the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) said.
The boy has been identified as Wasim Sayyed a resident of the MS compound in Khardi village in Diva.
Boy falls into nullah
Yasin Tadvi, RDMC chief, Thane said, "The boy just went to enjoy when it was raining heavily. When he was looking at the nullah he slipped and fell into it and was swept away in a strong current around 9 pm on Wednesday."
Boy's body not found in nullah
Tadvi further added, " When we received the information about the boy swept into the nullah in Diva the disaster management cell team, local police personnel and fire brigade personnel reached the spot and carried out a search operation on Wednesday for one and half hours to trace him. We later suspended the operation due to darkness. We again started the search operation on Thursday and suspended it after three hours of operation because of the strong water flow in the nullah. We were unable to found the boy's body."
Thane city and other parts of the district have been witnessing incessant rains over the past few days.