After 3 Days, Minor’s Body Recovered From 300-Feet Borewell In MP

Bhopal: In a heart-wrenching tragedy, the best efforts of specialised rescue teams were not enough to save the life of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl.

For three days, rescuers tried to bring the minor out of a 300-ft borewell in Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore, helping her stay alive by continued supply of oxygen through a pipe. She slipped a further 100 feet on Thursday, reported PTI.

Following a rescue operation lasting more than 50 hours, a team of robotic experts, Army, NDRF and SDRF personnel pulled the body out in a field at Mungavali village.

The girl was stuck at 40 feet when she fell into the borewell on June 6.

However, she was pushed 100 feet deeper due to vibrations of the machines being used in the rescue operation, MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on June 7.

An FIR has been registered against the farmland owner and the person responsible for the 300-feet deep borewell, ANI quoted Sehore SP Mayak Awasthi as saying.

A doctor at the hospital where the girl’s body was taken to said that she was brought in a decomposed state, and the reason of her death was suffocation.

The dangers of open and abandoned borewells have once again been exposed.

This is not the first instance of a kid falling into a borewell, neither is it likely to be the last, unless every state takes firm and decisive action.

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