Experts say only a miracle can save Mahi's life

After nearly three days of being trapped in a 68-feet-deep borewell, survival chances for four-year-old Mahi are 50:50, said the health department authorities. HT reports. More than 70 hours but still no sign of her
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Manesar/gurgaon
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2012 02:10 AM IST

After nearly three days of being trapped in a 68-feet-deep borewell, survival chances for four-year-old Mahi are 50:50, said the health department authorities.

"Only a miracle can save the girl," said Dr Parveen Garg, the civil surgeon, Gurgaon.

"The oxygen level at such a depth is low though we are supplying oxygen through pipes. The humidity is also very high. The CCTV footage, unfortunately, has shown no movement till now."

On Thursday, the ill-equipped team was able to supply oxygen at a depth of up to 8 feet only. A 100-feet-long supply pipe was suspended only on Friday. Even army jawans who have been digging manually at a depth of 70 feet were not able to spend more than 15 minutes inside.

According to the family the girl had had enough food before the accident. A small piece of cake and a glass of soft drink was all she had around 10pm on June 20.

The only ray of hope for the rescue team is the fact that Mahi did not fall head down and her legs hit the rocky bottom.

"Had she hit her head, the chances of survival would have been negligible," Garg said.

Meanwhile, the national child rights body has sought an explanation from the Haryana government to ascertain if it was the result of any negligence.

In a letter to Haryana chief secretary, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) sought to know if the Supreme Court guidelines on borewells had been followed in this case and the action taken by the state if any violation was found.

More than 70 hours but still no sign of her

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