18 Months old boy stuck in borewell- Rescued by NDRF and Indian Army

An 18-month-old boy who fell into a 60-feet deep borewell on Wednesday evening in Haryana’s Hisar district was rescued on Friday. Hisar’s deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Meena said the toddler was fine after he was rescured from borewell, where he was trapped for around 47 hours.

The officer said that the condition of the boy, was fine and that the rescue team had dropped oxygen tubes inside the borewell to help him breathe. Officials said biscuits and juices were also sent down.

A GPS tracker had been sent inside the borewell to track the exact location of the child. As soon as the team got the location, the process to rescue the child was advanced.

Indian Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel and local authorities were involved in the rescue operation in Balsamand village after Nadeem Khan fell into the borewell near his house while playing on Wednesday evening.

Closed-circuit television cameras lowered into the well showed the boy sitting with his back to screen.

The NDRF team and army personnel dug another 70-ft hole about 17-ft away from the main borewell where the child fell. Earthmovers and tractors have been pressed into service in the site.

“On Wednesday, it was about 5.15 pm when the child was playing and he suddenly fell inside the borewell,” a local resident and panch of village Khursheed Ahmed said.

His parents, who were also near the spot, informed the village sarpanch who then contacted the police and local administration. Meena and superintendent of police (SP) Shiv Charan reached the spot and ordered a rescue work.

DCP Meena said legal action will be taken against the person who dug the borewell without taking permission from the concerned department.

The accident has once again brought into focus the dangers posed by uncovered borewells, which have turned into death traps for children in the past.

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