Sunday, July 14, 2024
Advertisement
  1. You Are At:
  2. News
  3. Gujarat
  4. Toddler who fell into 500-feet borewell in Gujarat's Amreli, dies after being trapped for 17 hours

Toddler who fell into 500-feet borewell in Gujarat's Amreli, dies after being trapped for 17 hours

After the girl was pulled out of the borewell, she was provided oxygen by the 108 ambulance service team to keep her alive even though her body was showing no movement during the early hours of the rescue operation.

Edited By: Shubham Bajpai Amreli Published on: June 15, 2024 9:41 IST
Toddler who fell into borewell, dies
Image Source : ANI Rescue personnel at Gujarat's Amreli where a toddler fell into a borewell

In a tragic incident, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl died after falling into a 50-feet deep borewell at Surajpura village in Gujarat's Amreli district, officials said on Saturday.

The victim identified as Aarohi, fell into an open borewell at around 12.30 pm on Friday. After a 17-hour-long rescue effort, the girl was brought out of the borewell in an unconscious condition early on Saturday. Following her evacuation, she was declared dead.

Amreli's fire officer H C Gadhvi said that after being taken out of the borewell, the child was rushed to the civil hospital, where doctors declared her dead. 

The girl was provided oxygen through the 108 ambulance service team to keep her alive even though her body was showing no movement during the early hours of the rescue operation, Gadhvi said.

He said the local fire department swiftly initiated a rescue operation after being informed about the incident. He added that a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team from Gandhinagar later joined the exercise

NDRF also involved in rescue operation

An NDRF team from Gandhinagar reached the incident site at 10.20 pm on Friday and started the operation, the agency said.

The NDRF stated that the borewell was 500 feet deep and after falling into it, the girl got trapped at a depth of around 50 feet. The baby was brought out in an unconscious state at around 5 am, it said.

Union Minister request people to inform about open borewells

Meanwhile, Union Minister of State Praful Pansheriya requested people to inform the government about any open borewell. He said, “I request everyone in Gujarat, if you can’t close borewells please inform us. If you can’t do it, please drop a message or send us a letter.”

The minister emphasised similar action in Dwarka after a similar incident happened four months back. He informed that about 35-40 borewells were closed at that time and the Chief Minster had also issued a letter regarding open borewells.

(With Inputs from agencies)

ALSO READ | Toddler falls into 50-ft-deep borewell in Gujarat's Amreli, rescue operation underway | VIDEO

Advertisement

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from Gujarat

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement