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15 manhole covers go missing

LOCAL authorites last night began to investigate why 15 covers on sewerage manholes were missing at an open construction site in Putuo District.

The missing covers, at the site between Daduhe and Zhongjiang roads, caused local residents to have safety concerns.

The holes are not far from a path some use to cut through the site. Some of the square manholes were covered with boards, while some round ones were still uncovered yesterday.

Some walls at the construction site were torn down as one phase of the building project was completed.

Walls are likely to be erected again to block off the construction site, according to local officials.

"Many white-collar employees who work in buildings near the construction site tend to go this way during rush hour," a clerk surnamed Fang from a nearby office building said.

Fang said he didn't feel in danger because there was some space between the manholes and the path.

As of yesterday, there were no reports of anyone falling into the manholes.

Uncovered manholes became a bigger public safety concern recently after a young college student in Changsha, Hunan Province, fell into an open manhole in pouring rain last week and remained missing.

Officials were reported to be planning to include the problem of manholes in the city's emergency prevention whitebook.


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