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4-year-old Boy in Mumbai Dies after Falling into Septic Tank Covered with Wooden Plank

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A passerby who saw children crowding around the septic tank alerted others as well as police, said a senior officer.

Mumbai: A four-year-old boy on Tuesday died after he fell into a septic tank covered with a wooden plank in Govandi suburb of Mumbai, police said. The incident took place near a temple in Shivaji Nagar area of the eastern suburb, an official said.

"Arif Nasuullaha Shaikh was playing with other kids when he fell in to the septic tank covered with a wooden plank. CCTV footage of the incident showed the boy falling in, with a man standing close by failing to notice the mishap as he was busy talking on his mobile phone," the official added.

A passerby who saw children crowding around the septic tank alerted others as well as police, he said.

"Arif was taken out of the tank and rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. An accidental death report (ADR) has been registered," said the Shivaji Nagar police station official.

first published:March 10, 2020, 21:30 IST