Girl, four, dies after falling down manhole in Thailand

The manhole cover had eroded and was yet to be replaced.
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BANGKOK: A four-year-old girl was killed when she fell into a sewerage manhole at a government housing project for the poor in Samut Sakhon on Wednesday night, police said.

Pol Lt-Colonel Thaweesak Lekkla, an inspector at Krathumban Police Station, said the girl fell into an open manhole of the Wat Ngon Kai Ua-athorn housing project in Tambon Klong Madua, Krathumban district, at 8pm.

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The manhole cover had eroded and was yet to be replaced.

The girl’s father, Ratchanon Boonngam, 42, said the girl had gone with her brother to buy treats from a grocery store. The brother came out of the shop and found his sister missing so he rushed home to inform his parents.

The parents went to the shop and checked a CCTV outside the shop and found the girl, Yosita, had fallen into the manhole.

Rescuers drained water from the sewerage pipe and recovered her body.

– The Nation/Asia News Network

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