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Punjab: 2-Year-Old Falls Into 150-Foot-Deep Borewell, JCBs rescue on

A two-year-old boy fell into a 150 ft borewell in a field near his house located in the fields on the Sunam-Sheron road on Thursday evening.

The toddler identified as Fatehveer Singh is believed to be stuck at a depth of 110 feet in the borewell that has a nine-inch diameter.

Fatehveer’s grandmother said that the borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it while playing.

A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the district administration has launched an joined operation to rescue the child.

Sunam SDM Manjit Kaur along with other officials said the child had been spotted inside the borewell through a camera and the camera is keeping a watch on the child and steps have been taken to provide oxygen inside the well.

Deputy Commissioner, Ghanshyam Thori said, “50-ft-deep and 9 inch in diameter till 100 ft and 7 inch further 50 ft. The child appears to have been trapped at 125 ft.”

The rescue team is digging the earth along the borewell to reach out to the child, who fell into the uncovered man-made structure on Thursday.

To bring out the toddler safely Officials said that the JCB machines and tractors have also been pressed into service for digging and the villagers have put their efforts to arrange special lighting arrangements in the area.

Manjit Singh, an eye specialist who had joined as civil surgeon said that the medical teams are ready on their toes. Once the boy gets out of the borewell they will look after his medical condition. It is hard to say how worse his condition can be. Everything depends on what time the boy would be recovered and how strong his immune system is.

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