Thirty-six hours after a toddler slipped into an open drain (gutter) in Mumbai’s Goregaon, search operation launched by the Mumbai Fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) still continuing.
Mumbai Fire bridge and NDRF personnel have searched the 10-kilometre area, but their efforts have yielded no results. The one-and-half-year-old named Divyansh Singh, has been feared drowned.
According to one of the officers, who participated in the search operation, the fire brigade with rope and hook anchor has searched the entire area. But nothing has been found yet. 5-6 kilometres areas have been searched with the help of drainage department and police.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra Prabhat Rahamdale, Chief Fire officer said, “Our search operation is still under Progress. We have deployed teams to search the entire area. We have opened three manholes and with the help of rope and hook are trying to scan then nullah. NDRF team has also been summoned for the search operation.”
“We had also planned to use the drone, but this was not possible as the water in the nullah was flowing,” added the chief fire officer.
Divyansh Singh, who went of his house on Wednesday evening, fell down in an open drain while he was walking. The whole incident was caught on CCTV camera and then the search began.
During the 2017 Mumbai flood, Renowned Gastroenterologist Dr Amarapurkar had drowned in an open manhole. After which the BMC has begun putting a net under manholes for the safety purpose.