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Chhattisgarh boy Rahul, 11, trapped in 80 feet borewell, rescue ops is going on for 42 hours

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Janjgir/Chhattisgarh: Operation is going on for 42 hours to save the child who fell in Borewell on Friday afternoon in Janjgir, Chhattisgarh. 11-year-old Rahul Sahu fell in the borewell in Pihrid village of Champa district, after which the team of SDRF, NDRF, Army and district administration is continuously running the rescue operation. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that it is sad for the child to fall into the borewell. We are leaving no stone unturned to save him.

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So far 20 cylinders of oxygen have been installed to save Rahul who fell in the borewell. During this 42 hours, Rahul has eaten 7 bananas as well as drank juice. All efforts are being made to reach Rahul who fell in 65 feet deep borewell. It is being told that the pit has been dug up to about 45 feet and people of SDRF, NDRF, ARMY and district administration are engaged in this operation. It is expected that today Rahul will be brought out safely.

Bhupesh Baghel had earlier tweeted that, since yesterday evening, the rescue operation is going on continuously. According to the information, it may take 5-6 hours for us to reach Rahul. Banana and juice have been delivered to the child and the family is also being talked to through voice, so that his morale remains up. We all pray for his well being.

It is being told that Rahul’s movement is being seen inside the borewell as well as oxygen is being given to him continuously. According to the boy’s father Lala Ram Sahu, some time ago he had dug a borewell of about 80 feet deep for the vegetable garden in the rear part of the house. When the water in the borewell did not come out, it was left unused. While playing in Bari on Friday, Rahul fell into this dry, open borewell.

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