Disasters & Accidents

Indian authorities rescue child trapped in well for over 100 hours

New Delhi, Jun 15 (EFE).- Indian authorities successfully rescued a 10-year-old boy, who had fallen into a well in the central state of Chhattisgarh, with an operation that lasted over 100 hours and concluded overnight.

Young Rahul had fallen into the well while playing near his house in Pirhid village on Friday, and was finally rescued after a 104-hour long operation.

“Rahul, who was trapped in a borewell, has finally been rescued. Rahul has been sent via a green corridor to Bilaspur for a medical check-up. Chief Minister Shri @bhupeshbaghel is receiving moment-to-moment information,” the office of the chief minister of Chhattisgarh tweeted.

The authorities shared images of the operation, depicting personnel extracting the child through a tunnel and moving him on a stretcher to a hospital, where he is currently receiving special medical attention.

Rescue operations, in which more than 150 people were involved, took longer than usual due to the presence of a stone in the area that complicated the process of drilling a parallel tunnel to pull the youth out, according to the National Disaster Response Force.

A similar incident occurred in India around the end of October in 2019, when two-year-old Sujith Wilson fell into a well about 30 meters deep in the southern part of the country.

The lifeless body of the minor was recovered after a rescue operation of more than 80 hours, which moved the entire country. EFE


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