A man, who got into an underground drain to clean it, died when water gushed in with great force, at Salipeta on Monday. M. Yellaji, 50, a rickshaw puller, got into the old drain near his house that was covered with slabs to clean it. It was said that water came with great force and he failed to come out as the drain was covered with slabs. Efforts to rescue him failed and he died.

One Town Police are investigating the case.