Hyderabad: A man returning home from his office on two-wheeler fell into a 20-feet deep manhole and came out, miraculously, only with minor injuries, in Hyderabad.
A local traffic police told NDTV that a net inside the manhole saved him from falling deeper.
On February 8, at around 6 in the evening, the man, whose name has not been revealed, fell into the open manhole, on a busy road in the heart of the city, right opposite the Telangana Secretariat.
A video, which has gone viral, shows the bike lying next to the manhole, while passersby have gathered around the manhole with some trying to lower a thick rope and a ladder, in a bid to rescue the man.
After a while, the man is seen coming out of the manhole in soiled clothes, visibly shaken and wobbling for a few minutes. Fortunately, the man did not hurt his head, as he was wearing a helmet when he fell into the manhole.
The incident happened at the site where workers of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board had dug a pit on the road to carry out repair works.
Eyewitnesses claim, the man was on a bike at a high speed, when he lost control and hit a railing before falling into the manhole. Passersby reportedly, heard the man shouting for help and rushed to rescue him.
According to reports, the incident happened in the same area where in 2016 a major portion of the road had caved in after heavy rain, causing embarrassment to the state government, which holds regular road safety campaigns.
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