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Man swept away while working inside drain, dies

New Delhi: After more than 20 hours the body of a 25-year-old man, who had been missing for two days after being swept away while working to construct a cemented wall on a 30-foot-deep drain in west Delhi's Khayala area, was found Sunday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that the deceased was identified as Devinder Sharma, a resident of Etah in Uttar Pradesh, was working on the project along with other workers.

"Devender's body was traced today. One still remains untraceable. The National Disaster Response Force will resume the search for him on Monday morning," said

Three labourers had been swept away after the Delhi Jal Board suddenly resumed water supply into the drain.

Shahrukh (25) was pulled out of the drain on Friday but was declared brought dead by doctors at a hospital.

Ankit (19), a resident of Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh, is still untraceable, a senior police officer said.

The DJB had contracted the project to Pratibha Industries, a private company.

Police claimed that preliminary investigations suggest that Delhi Jal Board has awarded a Contract to one Paritibha Industries based in Nilothi for a project to erect cemented wall over the drain for the treatment of water which is sent to the Yamuna after treatment at this point.

"The deceased workers and rest nine workers were on misc jobs (drilling wiring)," police said.

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