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Chhattisgarh: Rahul Sahu, 11-Year-old boy rescued from borewell in Janjgir Champa district after 104 hours, CM praises

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Rahul Sah, 17-year-old boy with speech and hearing problems, who had fallen into a borewell in Chhattisgarh’s Janjgir Champa district on Friday was rescued on Tuesday night after a 104-hour-long operation. Sahu had fallen into the unused 80-feet-deep borewell, located in the backyard of his house in Janjgir Champa district’s Pihrid village in Malkharoda development block, around 2 pm on Friday, June 10 while playing.

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Bilaspur Collector Jitendra Shukla said, ” We have won, our team has won. It was a challenging situation. His condition is stable and he will recover soon. He is being shifted to Apollo hospital in Bilaspur district in an ambulance under the observation of specialist doctors, for which a green corridor has been created for about 100 km to facilitate speedy movement.”

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A total of over 500 personnel, including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials, the Army, police and local administration were engaged in the massive rescue operation that started on Friday evening.

Taking to the twitter, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel tweeted, ..with everyone’s prayers and relentless and dedicated efforts of the rescue team, Rahul Sahu has been evacuated safely. I wish that he recovers completely as soon as possible. Television visuals showed the boy being taken on a stretcher.

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