60 Year Old Woman Falls To Death In Open Drain In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: A 60-year-old woman died after being swept away in an overflowing drain near Jaydev Vihar this evening.

The deceased has been identified as T.Apalama, a resident of Saliasahi slum. Eyewitnesses said that the old woman fell into the drain and was swept away for around 20 meters.

“The woman could not notice the overflowing drain due to ongoing road expansion work. She has died by the time Fire personnel rescued her,” said a local shop owner.

Tension prevailed at the spot after slum dwellers of Saliasahi staged a road blockade by keeping the body on the main road. They demanded adequate compensation for the family members of the deceased. Police have rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control.

Earlier in August last year, one Harihar Patnaik (55) had died after he fell in a drain near Pichupada slum in Unit VI area. Similarly a nine-year-old boy had died after he fell into an overflowing drain near Mumtaz Ali High School under Nayapalli police limits in 2015.

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