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Thane: Boy dies during trekking as stone falls on his head

A 16-year-old boy from Kopar in Dombivli succumbed to his injuries on Saturday after a stone from the hills of Neral fell on his head. He, along with his brother and four other friends, went for trekking to Neral hills near Karjat.

The deceased Harshad Bhole, 16, a resident of Kopar near Dombivli was a standard 12th student of Mulund-based college. Bhole has secured 80 percent in SSC and wanted to make in career in mimicry. He was also a guitar player.

Bhole, along with his elder brother Pranay and four other friends, went to Peb (Vikatgad) Fort hills in Neral near Karjat for trekking as monsoon has started. “Both brothers are fond of trekking and usually go for trekking every year. On Saturday, around 11 am, they were climbing the hills, when a stone fell on Bhole’s head, injuring him," said a close relative.

Harshad brother Pranay, along with the four friends, picked him up and started running to reach the hospital nearby. “After a distance, a few villagers too joined them. Pranay also called the emergency 100 number but didn’t get any response or any auto-rickshaw to reach the hospital in the golden hours. At around 3 pm, they reached a civic hospital in Neral. But, the doctor declared him dead as he succumbed to his injuries caused by heavy bleeding and head injuries," added the relative.

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