Cover open pits to prevent mishaps, says President Patil

March 28th, 2008 - 11:12 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pratibha Patil
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Expressing concern over rising incidents of little children falling into open pits and wells, President Pratibha Patil Friday appealed to local authorities across the country to ensure that these open death traps are covered immediately. The president made her appeal while greeting three-year-old Vandana, who was rescued Wednesday night from a 50-ft deep bore-well at Tehra village in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh.

“The president has conveyed her greetings and good wishes for the well being of little Vandana on her rescue from an open bore-well,” said a Rashtrapati Bhawan statement.

Taking note of this incident and some others before this, the president appealed to local authorities and the people “to be vigilant and ensure that open pits, bore wells and manholes are covered, so as to avoid unnecessary repetition of such incidents”, the communiqu

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