2 feared to have drowned in Dombivli drain; search ops on

Fire, police officials are unsure whether one or two people got swept away in the storm water drain on Tuesday.

mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2018 13:05 IST
Sajana Nambiar
Sajana Nambiar
Hindustan Times
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Search operations started at 9pm on Tuesday and were underway on Wednesday morning.(Rishikesh Chaudhary )

Search operations are continuing for two people who likely drowned in a storm water drain at Nandivli in Dombivli late on Tuesday.

The Manpada police have identified one of the victims as Harshad Jindal, 24, a resident of Gandhi Nagar in Dombivli.

“The fire department received a call about a person drowning in the nullah near Nandivli bridge. We rushed a vehicle to the spot with a team of fire officials. Some residents of the area are saying that one more person drowned while trying to save the other person,” said Sudhakar Kulkarni, fire officer, KDMC.

“Search operations started at 9pm on Tuesday and continued till 5.30am. We resumed at 7.30am. The nullah is very deep and it has a lot of water flowing. The bodies may have got swept away,” said Dattatray Shelke, fire officer, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).

“We know the name of one of the persons, but there is no clarity on whether one more person has drowned. Investigations are on,” said a police officer from Manpada police station, who did not wish to be named.

First Published: Jul 11, 2018 13:05 IST