18-year-old from Mumbai suspected of falling into a quarry, still missing

Three rescue teams have been trying to locate an 18-year-old girl who is suspected to have fallen into a quarry in Powai.

mumbai Updated: Jan 24, 2018 17:37 IST
Sagar Pillai
Sagar Pillai
Hindustan Times
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Three rescue teams have been searching for the girl for almost 24 hours(File pic for representation)

Close to 24 hours after an 18-year-old girl is believed to have fallen into a quarry in Powai, police officials said she is still missing, despite efforts made by three rescue teams.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster management department received a rescue call on Tuesday evening, following which the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Mumbai fire brigade and local police officers rushed to the site - the unused Rambaug mine, located opposite Powai police station.

An official from the NDRF said: “After speaking to some of the locals and finding the girl’s belongings by the side, we believe that the girl may have fallen inside while going to answer nature’s call. We are unable to send divers inside the water-filled quarry as it is very muddy.”

The official added that the teenager’s parents have lodged a missing persons complaint at Powai police station.

First Published: Jan 24, 2018 17:34 IST