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Child drowns in open ditch in Haryana

chandigarh Updated: Jul 15, 2012 18:03 IST

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Close on the heels of the death of a four-year-old boy after falling into an open drain in Ghaziabad, a seven-year-old boy on Sunday died a similar death in Bhiwani.

The child, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, drowned in the water-filled ditch in Bawani Khera here, police said, adding that they are probing the matter.

Previous incidents

On July 12, four-year-old Sunny died after falling into an open drain while playing outside his school in Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad.Bearing a resemblance to this incident, the body of four-year-old Mahi was pulled out of a deep borewell near Manesar in Haryana on June 24.

A week after, on July 1, a one-and-half-year-old boy fell into a 20-foot deep pit, near Palam Vihar on the outskirts of Delhi.

He, however, was rescued.Next day, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had directed authorities to avoid occurrence of such incidents.

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