RAIPUR: Efforts to rescue an 11-year-old boy, who fell in an 80-foot deep deserted borewell in Chhattisgarh’s Janjgir-Champa district on Friday, had been continued for the second consecutive day on Saturday, police stated.
A pit parallel to the borewell was being dug to rescue the kid, a senior official from the district administration stated, including that it’ll take one other 12 hours to attain the boy.
Rahul Sahu, the deaf-and-mute boy, is acutely aware and responding, stated Vijay Agarwal, superintendent of police, Janjgir-Champa. The boy has been supplied with meals and oxygen by way of a pipe.
“So far, rescuers have dug a 47-feet parallel pit with the help of JCB and poclain machines. After digging till about 60 feet, we will dig horizontally to reach the boy. Since he is deaf and mute, he is not responding properly which is why it is taking longer. The rescue operation will continue for another 12 hours,” stated Agarwal.
Sahu fell into the unused borewell positioned in the yard of his home in Pihrid village round 2 pm on Friday whereas enjoying, police stated.
“The rescue operation, which began at 4 pm (Friday) is underway on war-footing. Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) assisted by district administration and police personnel have been engaged in the rescue work,” a authorities assertion stated.
A workforce of docs and authorities has been continuously monitoring the boy’s situation by way of digital camera. The youngster was offered bananas and biscuits, whereas a pipe has been put in for oxygen provide, an official stated.
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed all district collectors and SPs to cover all borewells in order to forestall such incidents.
“The officials should take regular stock of abandoned borewells in their respective districts and ensure that such borewells are not left uncovered so that such incidents can be avoided,” the federal government assertion stated.
In a tweet, Baghel stated, “We are also trying to take the help of robots to rescue Rahul. Instructions have been given to the officials to contact the robot specialist of Surat (Gujarat).”