Patna, Nov 17 (PTI) A 10-year-old boy fell into a sewer here Saturday afternoon and search operations by teams of NDRF and SDRF personnel were on to locate the child, officials said.Also Read - Amid Assam Floods, Twitter Joins Hands With National Disaster Response Force to Help People Stay Updated About Relief Efforts

The search operations by National Disaster Response Force will continue till the boy is located, an NDRF official said. Also Read - Maharashtra: Five People Including 2 Fire Brigade Men Stuck in Hole in Pune’s Dapodi Area

The boy named Deepak fell through a manhole in Shri Krishna Puri locality of the city at around 1.30 pm while returning home after delivering lunch to his father Guddu Ram. Also Read - West Bengal: NDRF Operations Underway to Rescue Three Trapped in Asanol Coal Mine

A nearby sump house was shut off within minutes of his fall so that the boy did not get carried away a long distance by the current, official sources said.

The rescue teams were carrying out their operations from two ends and so far about 80 per cent of the total length of the sewer and the operation was being hampered by “highly muddy water and silt,” they said.

Local residents gathered at the spot in large numbers and alleged that the manhole had been “lying uncovered for months”.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.