The heavy downpour in Laxmeshwar town of Shirahatti taluk in Gadag district resulted in the death of a six-year-old boy who fell into a drain and was washed away.

The incident occurred on Wednesday when Class I student Santosh Patil was returning home after school and was crossing a water-logged road. The body was later found caught in a thorny shrub some 300 m away. The Laxmeshwar Police have registered a case. — Staff Correspondent

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