Madhya Pradesh: An unfortunate incident has been reported from Madhya Pradesh's Sehore district as a two-and-a-half-year-old girl fell into a 300-feet deep borewell in a field on Tuesday. According to police, efforts are on to rescue the toddler who is currently stuck at a depth of 20 feet.
Rescue operation is underway
As per an official, the incident occurred at Mugavali village in the afternoon. Rescue operation is underway with the help of JCB machines under the supervision of senior officials.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who belongs to Sehore district, took cognisance of the incident and directed officials to ensure that the girl is pulled out safely. Officials of the Chief Minister's Office are also in touch with the district authorities, it was stated.
Similar incident had happened in Gujarat
Earlier, the body of a two-year-old, who fell into a borewell in Gujarat's Jamnagar district, was retrieved after hectic rescue efforts by multiple agencies for 19 hours, an official said on Sunday. The toddler belonged to a tribal family working as labourers on a farm at Tamachan village, some 40 km from Jamnagar city. She had been stuck at a depth of 20-feet after falling into the nearly 200-feet-deep borewell in an agricultural field while playing at around 9.30 am on Saturday.
A massive operation involving the Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local fire personnel was launched to rescue the girl. She was brought out at around 5.45 am on Sunday and declared dead, Jamnagar taluka development officer N A Sarvaiya said.
(Further details are awaited)