Rescuers in Agra battle to save a child from 150 feet deep narrow well

October 10th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahara village (UP), Oct 10 (ANI): Rescuers are battling hard to save a child who fell in a deep narrow well in a village about 45 kilometers from Agra.
Two-year-old Sonu was playing near the 150 feet deep borewell, which was left uncovered, when he fell inside.
The rescue operation was in full swing till late in the night to save Sonu, who is trapped at a depth of around 70 feet.
“A 35-feet-deep hole has been dug parallel to the borewell. Oxygen gas is being supplied inside the borewell through pipe. Earlier, there was some movement of child, but now since last two to three hours there has been no movement,” said Raghubir Lal, senior superintendent of police of Agra.
This is not the first case of a child falling into an uncovered manhole in the country.
In March, authorities rescued a two-year-old girl Vandana in Agra who accidentally fell into a 45-feet borewell at Tehra village.
In a similar incident, a five-year-old boy, Prince, fell into a 53 feet and 1.5 wide shaft in Shahbad, Haryana in July 2006. The army rescued him from the pit after two days of rescue operations. (ANI)

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