Child falls in Gurgaon drain, dies

A six-year-old boy died after he fell into an open drain carrying industrial waste in a village in Manesar Thursday evening, police said.

The incident took place after a spell of rain in the township.

Local officials swung into action on being informed about the incident. The child was taken out and brought to a government hospital here but could not be saved despite all efforts made by the doctors.

The child had been identified as Sumit, son of Manoj Kumar, a migrant labourer.

The incident comes days after a four-year-old girl died after falling into a deep borewell in another village in Manesar.

An inquiry has been ordered.

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