Monday, January 5, 2009

Manhole claims lives of 2 children

Two siblings drowned within the jurisdiction of Garden Police headquarters on Sunday, after they fell into an uncovered manhole. Seven-year-old Abdul Rahim and his four-year-old sister, Saniya, went out to play outside their home located at Block E, Officer Line, Police Headquarter during a power breakdown.
When the children did not return home, their father, Aftab Ahmed, an ASI in the police went out to look for them. Ahmed came across their slippers on the edge of an uncovered manhole and then recovered their bodies from the sewerage drain. The bodies of the children will be taken for burial to Pano Aqil, their hometown. staff report