Jamnagar: A two-and-a-half-year-old girl fell into a borewell and got stuck at a depth of more than 20 feet in an agricultural field in Gujarat’s Jamnagar district on Saturday, said an official. The child was playing in the area when he fell into the pit. The local authorities are engaged in rescuing the child.
The senior officials have also reached the spot. The incident took place near a farm in Tamachan village near the border of Jamwantali in Jamnagar tehsil. The girl is a daughter of a farm labourer. He is a resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Devpura and was staying here for work.
Jamnagar fire brigade teams are currently engaged in the rescue operation. With the help of JCB, the work of digging the soil is being done. Two doctors are also present on the spot. The NDRF has also been called.
Jamnagar taluka development officer NA Sarvaiya said that the toddler, belonging to a tribal family working as labourers on a farm at Tamachan village, some 40 km from Jamnagar city, fell into the nearly 200-foot-deep borewell while playing. The incident occurred around 9 am, he said. “We launched a rescue operation around 11 am involving fire department personnel from Jamnagar. The girl is stuck at a depth of around 20 feet and efforts are underway to rescue her,” Sarvaiya told news agency PTI.
Further details are awaited…
(Report by Hardip Singh)