One and half year toddler was safely rescued after 48 hours of joint operation by relentless efforts of Indian Army, NDRF (National Disaster Relief Force) and Haraya Police. The child was rescued from 70-feet deep borewell and was rushed to the hospital upon being rescued.
The 48-hour-long operation started at 8 pm on Wednesday at the Basamand Village in Hisar district. The boy, Nadim was kept under observation for the whole day. The DSP of Hisar told that child appeared to be safe.
Top officials familiar with the matter told that the borewell was dug without any permission from the concerned department. DCP Ashok Meena said that strict action will be taken against the person responsible for digging the borewell. Also, a survey will be held to check other borewells and whether they had been dig without permission.
Visuals: The 18 month-old-boy who had fallen into a 60-feet deep borewell in Hisar’s Balsamand village yesterday, has been rescued. #Haryana pic.twitter.com/DMAeoM1tMP
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2019
According to the report, the child has fallen into the borewell after her mother took him to play along with other children at the spot. After the incident, the boy’s father alerted the local authorities and a police team was sent to the location immediately.
The team of army engineers and NDRF personnel were summoned to aid a rescue operation to dig the parallel rescue shaft to reach the bottom of 70-feet deep borewell. They used earthmovers and drilling machines to dig a parallel well about 20 feet away from the borewell which they later used to create a tunnel to bring out the child. In fact, rescuers switched to digging with hands when they got closer to the child in order to ensure that the soil does not fall over him.
During the course of the operations, rescuers dropped a night-vision camera inside the borewell to monitor the child’s movements and even supplied him with biscuits and juices. Oxygen tubes were also dropped to help the boy breathe.
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