9-year-old boy drowns in water tank outside Thane toilet

The boy, Kunal Bagul, a resident of a slum in Sainath Nagar was spotted by a sanitary worker around 4pm when he went to clean the toilet.

mumbai Updated: Jun 16, 2018 01:12 IST
Priyanka Dhomse
Priyanka Dhomse
Hindustan Times
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A 9-year-old boy drowned in an underground water tank beside a public toilet in Mahatma Phule Nagar, Kalwa, on Friday afternoon.(HT File)

A 9-year-old boy drowned in an underground water tank beside a public toilet in Mahatma Phule Nagar, Kalwa, on Friday afternoon, while fetching water from there.

The boy, Kunal Bagul, a resident of a slum in Sainath Nagar was spotted by a sanitary worker around 4pm when he went to clean the toilet.

Bagul had gone to use the toilet. He well into the 10-ft deep open tank while fetching water from there.

“The incident happened in the afternoon. Hence, no one was aware of it. The tank was full with around 7-ft deep water. Soon after he was spotted, he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The case has been registered as an accidental death report,” said S R Bagde, senior inspector, Kalwa police station.

First Published: Jun 16, 2018 01:12 IST