Mumbai: Girl dies as septic tank collapses

According to reports, the girl, Astha Kamlesh Pal, was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:November 16, 2016 2:29 am

A four-year-old girl died after the septic tank of a toilet collapsed in Pimpripada area in Malad (West) Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the girl, Astha Kamlesh Pal, was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

“Normally, toilets in the slums are built on top of a septic tank due to space crunch. We will demand a case to be registered against the contractor and officials for culpable homicide,” said Gyanmurti Sharma, BJP corporator and president of P (North) ward.