Punjab: A two-year-old boy, who was trapped in a 150-ft borewell after almost 110 hours, was declared dead after being rescued on Tuesday morning in Punjab’s Sangrur district.
The child was rescued at 5.12 am by joint efforts of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police officials, was flown to PGIMER Chandigarh in an ambulance, where his condition was first declared serious. He was declared dead early Tuesday morning.
Singh fell into the borewell in a field when he was playing in Bhagwanpura village on Thursday around 4 pm. The borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it. His mother tried to rescue him, but failed. He was stuck in the seven-inch wide borewell at a depth of 125 feet.
The borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it. His mother tried to rescue him, but failed, officials said.
A rescue operation was launched to pull the child out safely. Officials managed to supply oxygen but no food or water could be provided to him.
A parallel borewell of 36 inches in diameter was dug to rescue the child.
On Monday, there was anger among people against the district administration and the state government over the delay in rescuing Fatehvir.
Expressing his condolence, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he had sought reports from all DCs regarding any open bore well “so that such terrible accidents can be prevented in the future”. “I pray Waheguru grants his family strength to bear this huge loss,” he tweeted
A large number of people had assembled around the accident site and several of them raised slogans against the government. Villagers had also held a protest and blocked the Sunam-Mansa road.