VISAKHAPATNAM: A 35-year-old contract worker fell into a manhole while taking up cement repair works, near Siripuram junction in the city on Friday evening. He breathed his last even before the police personnel could react and bring him out. The police are trying to ascertain his identity.
The passersby said that three contract workers of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) were taking part in the cementing works of the manhole covers in the road adjacent to HSBC building near Siripuram on Friday. However, one of them fell into the 30-feet deep manhole accidentally. A traffic police personnel who was on duty nearby rushed to help him out and climbed down the manhole using a rope. When the victim was brought out, he was found dead. The body has been sent for postmortem.