Firefighters and police rescued six people trapped inside an SUV that had fallen into the dry Kolshet stream in the city of Thane, Maharashtra, on Monday morning, an official said.
None of the six occupants of the SUV were injured in the incident, said Santosh Kadam, head of the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of the Thane Municipal Corporation.
A major tragedy was averted as the creek ran dry, but the SUV got stuck due to the swampy terrain.
“The incident happened around 5:20 a.m. After receiving the information, local firefighters, a team from RDMC and police rushed to the scene. They managed to save the six occupants of the car after about a hour,” Kadam said.
The Kolshet stream is a major tourist attraction in Thane (west) popular for walking, cycling and camping.
Those rescued are residents of Chembur suburb in Mumbai. After visiting a hotel in the Wagle Estate area of the city of Thane, they set off for a drive down Kolshet Road around 3 a.m., the official said.
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:11 a.m. IST