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5-year-old dies after falling into borewell in Rajasthan

The boy was playing with other children in a village in Sawai Madhopur district when he slipped into the 40-feet-deep borewell.

jaipur Updated: Nov 15, 2017 15:17 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Jaipur
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A National Disaster Response Force team was called to pull out the boy.(ANI Twitter)

A five-year-old boy had slipped into an over 40-feet-deep borewell in Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan. The minor was declared dead after 15 hours of rescue operation on Wednesday, police said.

Aman was playing with the other children in the area, when he accidentally slipped into the open borewell at around 5 pm on Tuesday in the Malarna Dungar village, a police officer said.

“As soon as we got news, the district administration started efforts to rescue the boy,” said Bijendra Singh, station in-charge, Malarana Police Station.

Earth moving and other machines were pressed into service. Even a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was called, Singh said.

The boy was finally pulled out of the borewell at around 7.30 am on Wednesday. He was stuck at 40-feet below the ground.

He was immediately rushed to a hospital, where they declared him dead, the officer said.

First Published: Nov 15, 2017 15:17 IST