Rescuers and the army in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh are trying for the fourth day to free a deaf-mute boy (10) who fell into a 25-meter-deep well, reports The Times of India.
The rescue work is complicated by rainy weather and stony soil. A few meters from the well, which is less than two meters in diameter, they dig a tunnel through which they want to dig to the boy.
The conditions at the bottom of the well are very difficult. To keep the boy from choking, they put an oxygen tube down. The child is also endangered by snakes and scorpions, which climb out of their holes due to the shocks from digging the rescue shaft.
Only 10-year-old Rahul Sahu fell into the well on Friday when he was playing in the garden of a family house in the village of Pihrid. Rescuers have been monitoring his health ever since. The challenge is all the greater because the communication makes the boys difficult. Bhupesh Baghel, Prime Minister of Chhattisgarh, said the boys’ health was good in the circumstances and the chances of his rescue were high.
Digging in progress, rescue team to descend soon to attempt to rescue Rahul Sahu, a child who fell into a borewell in Village Pihrid, Chattisgarh. Ops on for more than 30 hours now. Hope the child is recovered safely. pic.twitter.com/cT8xs0QiDP
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