Little boy falls into well near Agra

October 9th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) Rescue operations are on to save a two-and-a-half-year-old boy who fell into a 150-foot-deep borewell near here while playing, the police said. According to Senior Superintendent of Police Raghuvir Lal, all efforts are being made to rescue the child who is stuck at about 70 feet.

”A parallel pit is being dug, oxygen is being supplied through a pipeline, district officials including the district magistrate Anil Kumar and a team of doctors are camping at the site,” Lal said.

Sonu, of Leharkapura village, some 30 km from Agra, fell into the borewell around 10 a.m. Thursday while playing.

A big crowd has collected at the site.

A few months ago a little girl, Vandana, had also fallen into a borewell in Saiyan block of Agra district and was safely pulled up after a gruelling 24 hour operation by the army.

This time too, the army personnel have reached the site and have taken over the rescue operation.

Sources however said there was little chance of the child surviving the ordeal “as we do not see any movement.”

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