Punjab Toddler, Stuck In Borewell For Almost 110 Hours, Declared Dead After Being Pulled Out

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According to Indian Express, the child was taken to PGIMER in Chandigarh wherehe was declared dead

A two-year-old child, who had fallen into a 150-foot-deep unused borewell while playing, was declared dead at hospital in Chandigarh after he was pulled out on Tuesday morning in a frantic rescue operation that lasted almost 110 hours.

According to Indian Express, the child was taken to PGIMER in Chandigarh where he was declared dead.

The toddler was rushed to the hospital in an air ambulance amid police security. The child had been pulled out around 5:30 am by National Disaster Response Force personnel, officials said.

A team of doctors had been stationed at the site of the accident to provide medical assistance to Fatehvir. An ambulance equipped with a ventilator had also been stationed there.

Asked about health of the child, the commissioner said it was not known yet.

The toddler was stuck in the seven-inch wide borewell at a depth of 125 feet.

The only child of his parents who had turned two on Monday, he fell into the borewell in a field when he was playing in Bhagwanpura village around 4 pm on Thursday.

The borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it.

His mother tried to rescue him, but failed, officials said.

A massive rescue operation was launched to bring the child safely out of the borewell.

Officials managed to supply oxygen but no food or water could be provided to him.

A parallel borewell of 36 inches in diameter was dug to rescue the child.

On Monday, there was anger among people against the district administration and the state government over the delay in rescuing Fatehvir.

A large number of people had assembled around the accident site and several of them raised slogans against the government.

Villagers had also held protest and blocked the Sunam-Mansa road.

(With PTI inputs)

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