Five members of a household, together with three kids, drowned in a water-filled quarry at Dombivali East in Thane district the place they’d gone to clean garments on Saturday.
The victims have been recognized as Meera Gaikwad (55), her daughter-in-law Apeksha Gaikwad (30), and her grandchildren Mayuresh Gaikwad (14), Moksha Gaikwad (13) and Siddhesh Gaikwad (14). The 5 deceased are reportedly residents of Desle Pada.
The police stated the incident befell round 4 pm at Sandap village. “While the daughter-in-law and the grandmother were washing clothes, one of the children slipped and fell into the water… To save the child, the others also jumped into the water. All of them drowned,” stated an officer.
Those who witnessed the incident knowledgeable the police and the hearth brigade. While all 5 family members had been fished out by the hearth brigade crew, they had been declared introduced useless by the docs on the hospital.
According to native residents, water shortage within the space leads many individuals to clean garments on the quarry.
“There is a water scarcity in the village and nearby areas like Desle Pada and Bhopar… people come to the quarry to wash their clothes,” stated a resident.
According to the police, the residents have stated that there was no water provide within the space on Saturday.
Some native residents additionally claimed that Meera’s husband is the Police Patil of Desle Pada.
Officers from Manpada police, which despatched the our bodies to a authorities hospital for postmortem, stated they’re in technique of registering an Accidental Death Report within the matter.