A five-year-old boy died after falling into a borewell in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra on Monday evening. The child had fallen about 15 feet, for which five teams of NDRF were engaged. Efforts were made to rescue the child, but he died during the rescue.
Ahmednagar: A five-year-old boy dies today during treatment who falls into 15-feet deep borewell in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra on Monday evening. The child had fallen about 15 feet, for which five teams of NDRF were engaged. Efforts were made to rescue the child, but he dies hours after rescue.
The name of the child is being told as Sagar. His father works as a sugarcane cutter in Kopardi village. According to NDRF, the child suddenly fell into the borewell while playing at 4 pm on Monday. The police had then informed that an ambulance and other medical help have been kept ready at the spot, so that the child can be treated immediately as soon as he comes out. Despite this the child could not be saved.
5 #NDRF team have started the rescue operation for the 5 yrs old boy who fell down the bore well at the village Kopardi, #Ahmednagar #Maharashtra. pic.twitter.com/TiyiqZcI8b
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The report stated local police saying that the Barela family, which hails from Madhya Pradesh’s Burhanpur area, had recently located to Ahmednagar as the family was employed by a sugarcane-cutting company.
The young child was trapped in the middle of borewell which was around 200-feet-deep which necessitated use of special equipment and thus NDRF was called, the official added.
Similar incidents across India
Earlier this year, a four-year-old from Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur was rescued after he fell into a borewell while playing in its vicinity. The rescue operation was again overseen by NDRF.
Meanwhile. in December last year, a eight-year-old kid of Madhya Pradesh’s Mandavi hamlet passed away after falling in a 55-foot-deep borewell. The borewell was recently dug, police personnel had said.
First borewell incident that hit headlines in 2006
In 2006, a six-year-old kid named Prince had called in a 60-foot-deep borewell in Kurukshetra of Haryana and it became first incident to hit national headlines.
Reportedly, the rescue crew came up with a different plan to save Prince after several hours of arduous attempts to get him out failed.