Mumbai: 4-year-old girl falls in open safety tank while playing, dies

Updated: 18 November, 2020 14:50 IST | Samiullah Khan | Mumbai

The public toiled is being constructed by the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation.

The open safety tank of the under-construction public toilet
The open safety tank of the under-construction public toilet

A four-year-old girl died after falling in an open safety tank of a public toilet at Mira Road on Monday evening. The child, identified as Afifa, was visiting her relatives in Mira Road along with her parents.

Afifa

She fell in the open safety tank of an under-construction public toilet while playing with other children on the road under the flyover opposite Kashimira police station on the western express highway.

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The public toilet is being constructed by the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC).

While all the children returned home, Afifa was missing. Her parents enquired about her from other children and searched for her. On Tuesday morning, the child’s body was found floating in the tank, said the deceased’s father Mustafa Ansari.

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“We have registered an accidental death report (ADR) and are doing the investigation,” said senior inspector Sanjay Hazare from Kashimira police station.

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First Published: 18 November, 2020 14:25 IST

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