Mumbai, Oct. 26 -- Two children have died by drowning in a 10-feet-deep water pit at Antop Hill area on Monday. The pit was dug for some pipeline repairing work, but was left unguarded and without barricading, leading to the deaths.

A Mumbai Police spokesperson said the Antop Hill police have registered two accidental death reports (ADRs) and are further investigating the matter. They will soon register a case of causing death by negligence against the contractor who was carrying out the repairing work.

The victims have been identified as Yashkumar Chandravanshi, 11, and Shivam Jaiswal, 9, both residents of a local slum.

According to the police, the central public works department has given the contract of a pipeline-repairing work for...