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6-yr-old falls in Noida drain, NDRF roped in for search

Press Trust of India  |  Noida (UP) 

A six-year-old child fell into an open drain here Monday afternoon following which a was launched by the police and the (NDRF) to rescue him, police said.

The incident took place in the afternoon when a couple of children were crossing the drain near Salarpur Khadar village and one of them accidentally fell into it, a said.

The child has been identified as Saurabh, a class 1 student, who lived with his family in a village in Sector 81, the said.

"An alert call was received at the local police station around 4 pm and rescue efforts was launched. The child has not been traced yet," said.

Another involved in the operation said the drain is not very deep, but considering the height of the child it is risky.

"The sludge and other pollutants in the drain are impacting the search operation," the official told

Besides police, a unit of the (NDRF) also reached the site and launched

official Jitendra Kumar Yadav, who was leading the operation, said there was a huge rush of water in the drain and his nine-member team searched about one km area till 9.15 pm when the operation was temporarily suspended.

"We have identified some pockets where we would resume search early Tuesday morning," Yadav told

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 01:00 IST