In yet another incident showing how unsafe open borewells are for children, a four-year-old girl today fell into a 50 ft deep open borewell at Moradi village in Rajasthan's Dausa district.
The girl, identified as Anju, is alive and rescue work has begun with two JCB machines and tractor trollies pressed into service to bring her out, SHO Bandikui Ramveer Singh told PTI over phone.
An oxygen pipe has also been put into the eight inch wide borewell to help the girl breathe, he said.
The incident occured at around 1730 hrs while she was playing there.
Senior police and administration officials have reached the spot.
Dausa is 57 Kms from Jaipur while the scene of the incident is 40-odd Kms from the district headquarters.
In October last year a two-year-old boy named Sonu died after falling into a borewell in Agra.
Five-year-old Prince who fell into a 60 ft borewell in Hardaheri village near Kurukshetra in Haryana in July 2006, grabbed national attention by emerging alive out of the narrow borewell after struggling for 48 hours.