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7-year-old boy drowns in pit at construction site in Nashik

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Press Trust of India Nashik
A seven-year-old boy on Wednesday drowned in a rainwater filled pit dug up at a construction site here in Maharashtra, police said.
The boy, Akshay Pandit Sathe, who resided in slums in Sant Kabirnagar, was a Class 1 student of a school run by the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) in the area, an official of the Gangapur police station said.
The boy accidentally fell into the pit, dug up at a construction site, when he went out of home to answer nature's call this morning, he said.
Due to heavy rain, water had accumulated in the pit.
Sathe was taken out of the pit and rushed to Nashik Civil Hospital, where doctors declared him dead, the official said.
The boy's parents are labourers, he said, adding an accidental death case has been registered and further investigation was in progress.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 8:05 PM IST

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