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Speech-impaired man who fell into Dhaka drain rescued alive after 6 hours

  • Published at 01:33 pm October 14th, 2021
Fire Service
Fire Service officials conduct a rescue operation in Mirpur, Dhaka on Thursday, October 14, 2021 UNB

Authorities yet to identify the man

Fire Service officials have rescued a person who had fallen into a drain in the Kalshi area of Mirpur, Dhaka on Thursday morning.

The authorities could not identify the man as he is speech-impaired.

He was rescued from the canal under Lohar Bridge at around 3pm on Thursday. Fire Service divers had started the rescue operation at 9am.

The man had floated to the canal through the drain, said Fire Service and Civil Defence (Zone 2) Deputy Assistant Director Md Abul Bashar.

He was in critical condition at the time of rescue, Bashar said, adding that he was handed over to Pallabi police afterwards.

SI Samiul of Pallabi police station said the man had been given first aid at a nearby private hospital.

“Doctors have said that he is out of danger now. We are trying to establish his identity and contact his family,” he added.

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