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, have been continued for the second consecutive day on Saturday, police mentioned.

A pit parallel to the borewell was being dug to rescue the kid, a senior official from the district administration mentioned, including that it’ll take one other 12 hours to succeed in the boy.

Rahul Sahu, the deaf-and-mute boy, is acutely aware and responding, mentioned Vijay Agarwal, superintendent of police, Janjgir-Champa. The boy has been supplied with meals and oxygen by means of a pipe.

“To this point, rescuers have dug a 47-feet parallel pit with the assistance of JCB and poclain machines. After digging until about 60 ft, we are going to dig horizontally to succeed in the boy. Since he’s deaf and mute, he’s not responding correctly which is why it’s taking longer. The rescue operation will proceed for an additional 12 hours,” mentioned Agarwal.

Sahu fell into the unused borewell positioned within the yard of his home in Pihrid village round 2 pm on Friday whereas enjoying, police mentioned.

“The rescue operation, which started at 4 pm (Friday) is underway on war-footing. Groups of Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) and State Catastrophe Response Pressure (SDRF) assisted by district administration and police personnel have been engaged within the rescue work,” a authorities assertion mentioned.

A workforce of medical doctors and authorities has been continuously monitoring the boy’s situation by means of digital camera. The kid was supplied bananas and biscuits, whereas a pipe has been put in for oxygen provide, an official mentioned.

Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed all district collectors and SPs to cowl all borewells with a purpose to stop such incidents.

“The officers ought to take common inventory of deserted borewells of their respective districts and be certain that such borewells usually are not left uncovered in order that such incidents may be averted,” the federal government assertion mentioned.

In a tweet, Baghel mentioned, “We’re additionally making an attempt to take the assistance of robots to rescue Rahul. Directions have been given to the officers to contact the robotic specialist of Surat (Gujarat).”


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