Two-year-old rescued from 100-ft borewell

Two-year-old rescued from 100-ft borewell

Two-year-old rescued from 100-ft borewell

A two-year-old boy who tumbled into a 100 feet tube well in Uttar Pradesh's Ferozabad district was successfully brought to the ground after 20 hours of effort.

The large crowd gathered around the borewell and stayed for the duration of the rescue operation went up in cheer when rescuers brought Kishan Pal to the surface.

Pal was rushed to the hospital immediately and his condition is stated to be stable. Doctors said the boy will be discharged after a 48-hour observation.

Police said Kishan slipped into the borewell in the field when he was playing close by. His father Brijesh Pal tried to reach the boy, but the borewell was too narrow for him to get the toddler out.

On being informed, the district administration began the rescue operation by Friday noon and continued the effort throughout the night.

While a team of doctors remained on stand by, oxygen was pumped into the borewell after it was dug for 50 feet. “We were racing against time,” said a Ferozabad district official on the rescue effort that continued uninterrupted.

The toddler was finally brought out after 20 hours of non-stop digging. Kishan is said to be healthy as he remains under observation at the hospital.

Incidents of toddlers and babies falling into borewells have happened in many parts of Uttar Pradesh. In some cases, rescuers could not retrieve the children alive.

 Despite the state government’s orders that the borewells must not be kept open, such incidents continue to occur.

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