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1-yr-old boy falls into borewell, rescued

Press Trust of India  |  Singrauli (MP) 

A one-year-old boy fell into a 25-ft deep borewell at a village here and was in the wee hours today after hectic efforts for about 12 hours, police said.

Chandrashekhar, the son of a farmer, accidentally slipped into the borewell yesterday at around 2 PM while playing outside his house in Behri Khurd village under Mada police station limits of the district.

"Chandrashekhar fell into the newly dug borewell at the farmland owned by his father while playing there. On getting information, a police team reached the spot and started the rescue operation," Mada police station in-charge Ashwini Shukla said.

The rescue team dug a pit parallel to the borewell. The pit was then connected to the borewell through a horizontal tunnel and the boy was pulled out, Shukla said.

Oxygen was also pumped inside the borewell to make sure that the kid could breathe properly, he said.

The toddler was after a 12-hour-long operation in the wee hours today, he said.

A team of doctors and district administration officials were also present at the spot.

Following the rescue, the child was kept under observation of the doctors.

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 14:22 IST