A three-year-old girl, who slipped and fell into a borewell shaft in Murgiyachak locality of Bihar’s Munger Tuesday evening, was safely rescued on Wednesday evening by a combined team of NDRF, SDRF, Army and Bihar Police.
The kid, named Sana, was moved out of the borewell after a 31-hour-long rescue operation carried out by these agencies.
The massive crowd which had gathered near the borewell welcomed Sana with loud cheers and shouted slogans to cheer the heroic efforts of the rescuers.
The girl is safe, and she is responding well after coming out of the borewell. She has been taken to the nearest hospital for medical examination.
Sana fell into the borewell on Tuesday evening when was playing near the shaft in the courtyard of her maternal grandparents’ home.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was personally monitoring the rescue operation, according to the media reports.
The rescue operation, which continued for almost 32 hours, saw a meticulous step-by-step planning and execution by a team of experts, who dug a parallel tunnel, first with machines and then with hands to ensure no risk to the little girls' safety.
The rescue team then lowered an oxygen pipe to ensure supply of fresh air to the kid. Rods were put in place to prevent the kid from slipping further down the borewell. The team had also tried to feed the child with chocolate bars, but she could not eat anything as her one arm was stuck.
After over 31 hours of ordeal, when three members of NDRF team reached her they faced additional ordeal as her head was on the opposite end then the rescue workers, a NDRF official said. The challenge was not only to bring the girl out, but also to bring her out safely, thus we had to be extra cautious, he told India TV.
Watch: First visuals of Sana after she was rescued from borewell