Manhole Cover stolen; Girl Falls into Hole

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Monday, April 16 2007 Apr 16, 2007 Monday, April 16, 2007 1:16:03 PM CDT April 16, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A nine-year-old St. Louis girl is recovering from injuries after falling into a manhole where the cover had been stolen. The girl was walking to church Sunday morning when she fell into the hole. Her mother told KTVI TV she had a bump on the head and deep cuts on the leg and hip. Officials with the Metropolitan Sewer District say 15 to 20 manhole covers were stolen over the weekend, probably to sell for scrap -- the price of scrap metal has risen sharply in recent years. MSD spokesman Lance LeComb says the company is sorry for the accident and is checking to make sure all manhole covers have been replaced.

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