Jodhpur: Toddler trapped inside 700 ft borewell, rescue efforts underway

  • Hindustan Times, Jodhpur
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2016 15:18 IST

Efforts are underway to rescue a one-year-old girl who fell into a 700 feet deep borewell on Friday morning in Bijawadiya village in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Neha, daughter of Vijay Singh Gehlot, was playing outside her grandfather Phusaram’s house when she fell into a borewell, which was opened on Friday morning for repair works.

However, till noon, there was no progress in the rescue, police and army personnel involved in the rescue said.

“Today, at about 7 AM, she was playing outside the house close to the borewell which was covered with a gunny bag. While playing, the girl stepped onto the borewell and fell into it with the gunny bag,” District Magistrate V C Mallik said.

The borewell is 10 inches in diameter.

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