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Madhya Pradesh: Six-year-old fell into open borewell in Rewa, rescue operations underway

The borewell is about 70 feet deep, and a parallel pit is being dug to rescue the child, informed the police. Meanwhile, a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been called in from Varanasi and it would soon reach the spot.

Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Rewa Updated on: April 13, 2024 13:30 IST
Unseasonal rains also affected the rescue operation, police
Image Source : ANI Unseasonal rains also affected the rescue operation, police said.

A six-year-old child fell into a borewell in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa on Friday afternoon and rescue operations are underway, police informed. The incident took place at 3.30 pm on Friday at Manika village the Uttar Pradesh border while the boy, identified as Mayur, was playing with his friends in the fields on harvested wheat crops, during which he fell in the borewell, the police informed.

A team of the State Disaster Emergency Response Force (SDERF) was pressed into service to save the child who is stuck at a depth of around 40 feet, said Rewa collector Pratibha Pal. Oxygen is being supplied inside through a pipe, and a CCTV camera too was lowered to monitor the boy's condition, but the camera could not reach him because of some obstruction, Additional Superintendent of Police Anil Sonkar said. Unseasonal rains also affected the rescue operation, Sonkar added.

Rewa Collector, Pratibha Pal said, "We are trying to rescue the child that fell into the borewell. The depth of the borewell is 70 ft. The information that we have after digging 50 ft, and through the camera and all, the child is possibly stuck at the depth of  45-50 ft. The NDRF team is digging a horizontal tunnel to reach the child."

 

Earlier, a toddler who had fallen into a borewell in Lachyana village of Indi Taluk in this district was safely rescued on April 4. The boy was heard crying inconsolably as the rescue operation was underway. Celebrations broke out as the infant Satvik Satish Mujagond, who was trapped at a depth of 16-feet inside the borewell, was brought out safely.

(With inputs from agencies)

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