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Delhi: Man dies after falling into 7-foot pit


New Delhi, April 23: A 30-year-old driver died after he fell into a seven-feet deep pit, dug by the BSES for installing streetlight cables in south Delhi's Neb Sarai area.

The Police sources said that "the incident took place on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. The man, identified as Ravi Kumar, did not see the pit as there were no barricades or fencing around it."

30-year-old victim, a driver in a private firm, was returning from work

The incident came to light at about 2.20 am, when a passerby spotted a man lying inside the pit and raised an alarm.

The Police said that "Kumar was taken to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital in Malviya Nagar where doctors declared him brought dead. Sources said he had sustained a head injury during the fall."

"In an unfortunate incident in Sangam Vihar, a person died on Friday, apparently after falling into a pit dug by a contractor to lay cables. Our condolences are with the family of the deceased. We are cooperating with police in the investigations. Meanwhile, our internal accident enquiry committee is also investigating the case," BSES said in the statement. According to a family member, Kumar was the lone bread winner in his family, comprising his parents, wife and two children.

On Friday night, when he was returning from work, he fell into the pit near his house, a relative said. "When he did not come till late night, we launched a search. He was not picking up his phone as well. In the meantime, a neighbour informed us that Kumar was found lying in a pit. We rushed to the spot and took him to the hospital," said Ravi's father, Munna Lal.


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