18-month-old child falls into open bore well in Telangana; NDRF teams in rescue ops
Veena fell into the open bore well when she was playing in the fields along with her elder sister Akshita around 6.45 pm on Thursday.india Updated: Jun 23, 2017 09:42 IST
National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) personnel and mining experts from Singareni Collieries have plunged into action to rescue an 18-month-old girl, who accidentally fell into a 40-feet deep open bore well at Ikkareddygudem village of Chevella block in Rangareddy district in Telangana on Thursday evening.
Veena fell into the open bore well when she was playing in the fields along with her elder sister Akshita, and when their parents, Yadaiah and Renuka, both migrant workers from Gorepalli village of Vikarabad district, were at work at an adjacent farmhouse in the village, at around 6.45 pm.
The elder sister immediately alerted the parents. Soon after receiving the information, Chevella inspector Guravaiah and sub-inspector Sridhar Reddy, along with revenue divisional officer Venkateshwarlu, rushed to the spot along with fire tenders, ambulance services and excavators.
While pumping oxygen into the well continuously, the authorities simultaneously started digging a parallel well to reach the girl.
The landlord had attempted digging a bore well a few days ago but left it open as it failed.
Telangana transport minister P Mahender Reddy is personally coordinating the rescue operations.
By Friday morning, personnel from NDRF and experts from Singareni Collieries in Karimnagar district were roped in for the rescue operations.
“Indications are that the girl is still alive. We are making our best efforts to rescue her,” the minister said.