The opening to the shaft was hidden by a piece of netting. Photo: Handout

Chinese boy, 9, dies after falling down manhole covered only by a net

  • Child was playing close to his parents’ noodle shop and had no idea the shaft was there because it had been hidden, his uncle says
  • Firefighters recover youngster’s body in another shaft about 1km from where he fell
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The opening to the shaft was hidden by a piece of netting. Photo: Handout
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice