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Marathon rescue op goes in vain, boy who fell into borewell dies in hospital

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:24 PM IST
The boy had fallen into the borewell while playing on Wednesday.
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Teams of police, army, State Disaster Response Force and National Disaster Response Force held rescue operation for the boy.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Teams of police, army, State Disaster Response Force and National Disaster Response Force held rescue operation for the boy.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Four-year-old boy found dead after 88-hour rescue operation

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 01:46 PM IST
The boy, Prahlad Kushwaha of Saitpura village of Niwari district, fell in a 200 feet deep borewell on November 4 while playing near his farm
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Describing his government as farmer-friendly, CM Jagan Reddy said the government had already introduced Rythu Bharosa Kendras to facilitate farmers with seeds, fertilisers, and also being developed as warehouses and crop procurement centres. (Photo @AndhraPradeshCM)
Describing his government as farmer-friendly, CM Jagan Reddy said the government had already introduced Rythu Bharosa Kendras to facilitate farmers with seeds, fertilisers, and also being developed as warehouses and crop procurement centres. (Photo @AndhraPradeshCM)

Jagan govt launches scheme to drill borewells free of cost for farmers

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 06:13 PM IST
Named as YSR Jala Kala, more than three lakh borewells would be drilled at a cost of Rs 2,340 crore in 144 rural assembly constituencies and 19 semi-urban assembly in a span of four years.
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Sai Vardhan’s body has been shifted to a government hospital in Medak for post mortem.(Sourced)
Sai Vardhan’s body has been shifted to a government hospital in Medak for post mortem.(Sourced)

After 12-hour rescue ops, 3-year-old who fell in Telangana borewell found dead

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 09:02 AM IST
The incident took place in the boy’s maternal grandfather Mangali Bhikshapathi’s agricultural fields in Podichanpally village of Papannapet block.
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The incident happened at around 5 pm in an agriculture field located in Papannapet mandal of the Medak district on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
The incident happened at around 5 pm in an agriculture field located in Papannapet mandal of the Medak district on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

3-year-old boy falls into 120 feet open borewell in Telangana, rescue ops on

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 07:03 AM IST
A district official said the boy’s family members noticed the child falling into the uncovered borewell and initially tried to rescue him by using a ‘sari’, but in vain.
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In the hope that the child could be alive, an audio recording of her parents’ voice was also played to give her a sense of security.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the hope that the child could be alive, an audio recording of her parents’ voice was also played to give her a sense of security.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rescuers pull out body of 5-year-old stuck in borewell

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Karnal
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:20 AM IST
A five-year-old girl died a day after falling into a borewell in Karnal’s Harisinghpura village on Monday morning. The girl, trapped for nearly 18 hours, was pulled out by the NDRF team after a 10-hour-long rescue operation.
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The girl fell in the borewell belonging to her family while playing in the fields on Sunday in Gharaunda area, a police official said.(Photo: ANI)
The girl fell in the borewell belonging to her family while playing in the fields on Sunday in Gharaunda area, a police official said.(Photo: ANI)

5-yr-old girl dies after falling into 50-feet deep borewell in Haryana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Karnal
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 06:34 AM IST
Oxygen was being supplied inside the borewell and the rescuers used a camera to check on the child through which they saw her foot. An audio recording of her parents’ voice was also played to give her a sense of security, the police said.
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The two year-old boy who was stuck in an abandoned borewell since Friday near Tiruchirapalli is dead(PTI)
The two year-old boy who was stuck in an abandoned borewell since Friday near Tiruchirapalli is dead(PTI)

After 3 days of rescue ops, Tamil Nadu toddler stuck in borewell found dead

By Press Trust of India | Tiruchirapalli
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 07:17 AM IST
Commissioner of Revenue Administration J Radhakrishnan said the body of the child was in a “highly decomposed” state.
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Rescuers continued in their efforts on Monday to reach the two-year-old boy who has been trapped inside a borewell in Tamil Nadu’’s Trichy.(Sourced image)
Rescuers continued in their efforts on Monday to reach the two-year-old boy who has been trapped inside a borewell in Tamil Nadu’’s Trichy.(Sourced image)

‘Every effort being made’: PM on rescue ops for 2-yr-old trapped in borewell

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 04:53 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palanaiswami and said all efforts are being made to ensure the safety of Sujith Wilson.
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J Radhakrishnan, Tamil Nadu Commissioner for Revenue Administration, admitted that the rescue efforts so far have not been satisfactory.(Sourced Photo)
J Radhakrishnan, Tamil Nadu Commissioner for Revenue Administration, admitted that the rescue efforts so far have not been satisfactory.(Sourced Photo)

Need 12 hours, says official on rescue of 2-year-old stuck in Tamil Nadu borewell

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 03:52 PM IST
According to officials coordinating the rescue, the child got stuck at 30 feet inside the borewell initially, but he slipped further 90 feet on Sunday evening. They say the hole could be around 600 feet deep.
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‘It may take another 12 hrs to reach Trichy toddler’: Official

By Indo Asian News Service | Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 03:03 AM IST
The boy fell into the borewell around 5.30 pm on Friday and got stuck at 30-ft and rescue efforts began soon after that.
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Two-year-old Surjith Wilson seen in his mother’s arms was playing when he fell into the abandoned borewell.(Sourced Photo)
Two-year-old Surjith Wilson seen in his mother’s arms was playing when he fell into the abandoned borewell.(Sourced Photo)

Celebrities pray for two-year-old Surjith stuck in borewell in Trichy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:39 PM IST
Surjith’s condition has touched an emotional chord among the people in Tamil Nadu with special prayers are being conducted in temples, mosques, and churches across the state for his safety.
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A boring machine at work near a borewell where a two-year-old child has been stuck since Friday near Trichy.(Sourced Photo)
A boring machine at work near a borewell where a two-year-old child has been stuck since Friday near Trichy.(Sourced Photo)

Rescuers racing against time to save toddler from borewell in Tamil Nadu

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 12:13 AM IST
So far 10 attempts to rescue the child have proved futile. Incessant drizzle in the area has also hampered rescue efforts.
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Rescue Operations to save Surjith Wilson, the two-year-old who fell into a borewell at Nadukattupatti village near Manapparai in Tamil Nadu.(HT Photo/Sourced)
Rescue Operations to save Surjith Wilson, the two-year-old who fell into a borewell at Nadukattupatti village near Manapparai in Tamil Nadu.(HT Photo/Sourced)

Rescue op to pull out Tamil Nadu toddler from borewell stopped

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:54 PM IST
The rig was requisitioned from the public sector giant Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to speed up the efforts to rescue the trapped toddler, who has now slipped from the initial 25ft to 100ft.
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All the SDMs have been asked to keep a daily tab on water extraction activities.(Jal Shakti Abhiyan)
All the SDMs have been asked to keep a daily tab on water extraction activities.(Jal Shakti Abhiyan)

272 borewells sealed under Jal Shakti Abhiyan in two days

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 03:44 AM IST
On Saturday, Ashok Sangwan, divisional commissioner reviewed the work done under Jal Shakti Abhiyan. He directed the officials to make check dams in the foothills of the Aravallis for groundwater recharge.
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The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will conduct an enforcement drive in the next few days to seal illegal borewells in the city.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will conduct an enforcement drive in the next few days to seal illegal borewells in the city.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)

Gurugram civic body to conduct sealing drive against illegal borewells

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 08:57 AM IST
This decision was taken in a Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) meeting on Wednesday to find solutions on how the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a programme launched last week to promote water conservation and rainwater harvesting, could be implemented in the city.
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The request for consideration of the PIL was made so that any untoward incident like Fatehveer’s death does not happen again.(Bharat Bhushan / HT File Photo / Representative image)
The request for consideration of the PIL was made so that any untoward incident like Fatehveer’s death does not happen again.(Bharat Bhushan / HT File Photo / Representative image)

Punjab and Haryana high court to take up PIL on borewells on Monday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 01:12 PM IST
The PIL blamed administration for the death of Fatehveer, who fell into an open borewell in Sangrurand and demanded fixing of responsibility of erring officers.
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People participate in a candle light march to pay tribute to the two-year-old child Fatehveer, who died after falling into a borewell in Sangrur, in Amritsar, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.(PTI)
People participate in a candle light march to pay tribute to the two-year-old child Fatehveer, who died after falling into a borewell in Sangrur, in Amritsar, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.(PTI)

Punjab CM wants standard operating procedure in place for borewells

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 02:05 PM IST
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh issued instructions to find out the shortcomings in the operation to rescue Fatehveer and give recommendations for better results in future.
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A two-year-old child, who had fallen into a 150-foot-deep unused borewell while playing, was pulled out of it this morning in a frantic rescue operation after almost 110 hours.(Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)
A two-year-old child, who had fallen into a 150-foot-deep unused borewell while playing, was pulled out of it this morning in a frantic rescue operation after almost 110 hours.(Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)

2-year-old Punjab boy, stuck for 110 hours in borewell, dies after being pulled out

By HT Correspondent | Punjab
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 10:54 PM IST
Two-year-old Fatehvir Singh was pulled out of the borewell on Tuesday morning after a rescue operation of over 110 hours.
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“The rescue operation is going on and is in its final stage. It is expected to be completed today,” Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Ganshyam Thori said.(HT Photo for representation)
“The rescue operation is going on and is in its final stage. It is expected to be completed today,” Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Ganshyam Thori said.(HT Photo for representation)

Operation to rescue 2-yr-old boy stuck in borewell in ‘final stage’: Officials

By Press Trust of India | Sangrur
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 12:01 AM IST
The seven-inch-wide borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it. His mother tried to rescue him, but failed.
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The official said the borewell is around 170-feet deep and the boy is stuck at 110 feet.(HT Photo)
The official said the borewell is around 170-feet deep and the boy is stuck at 110 feet.(HT Photo)

Parallel well, JCBs to rescue toddler from borewell in Punjab’s Sangrur

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Sangrur
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Family members of Fatheveer Singh said he was playing outside their home and fell into the nine-inch open borewell, which has been lying open for the past seven years, at Bhagwanpura in Sunam sub-division of the district.
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It is not clear how Seema fell into the borewell, which was being dug up by her uncle Mahesh Singh(Haider Naqvi/ HT Photo)
It is not clear how Seema fell into the borewell, which was being dug up by her uncle Mahesh Singh(Haider Naqvi/ HT Photo)

Loose soil slows rescue of Uttar Pradesh girl trapped in borewell

By Haider Naqvi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 12:07 PM IST
Indian Army and National Disaster Relief Force personnel were trying to reach Seema in Rashidapur through a parallel channel that was being dug up, said the officials. She was found at 26 foot on Thursday morning and on Friday morning, she went further into the borewell at 34 foot, according to officials.
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A 30-member team of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment was the first to respond to the SOS on Wednesday after initial attempts to bring out the girl failed.(HT Photo)
A 30-member team of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment was the first to respond to the SOS on Wednesday after initial attempts to bring out the girl failed.(HT Photo)

Not much headway in efforts to rescue Uttar Pradesh girl trapped in borewell

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 02:38 AM IST
The team tried to reach the girl through a parallel pit but work stopped after midnight when it found that the soil was loose and caving in.
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18-month-old boy who fell into a 60-feet deep borewell on Wednesday evening in Haryana’s Hisar district was rescued by on Friday.(HT photo)
18-month-old boy who fell into a 60-feet deep borewell on Wednesday evening in Haryana’s Hisar district was rescued by on Friday.(HT photo)

18-month-old rescued from 60-feet Haryana borewell after 47 hours

By Bhaskar Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, Hisar
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 06:13 PM IST
Indian Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel and local authorities were involved in the rescue operation in Balsamand village after Nadeem Khan fell into the borewell near his house while playing on Wednesday evening.
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NDRF men trying to rescue the 6-year-old boy who had fallen into a borewell near Pune.(ANI/Twitter)
NDRF men trying to rescue the 6-year-old boy who had fallen into a borewell near Pune.(ANI/Twitter)

6-year-old boy trapped in borewell rescued after 13-hour operation near Pune

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 12:41 PM IST
The boy fell into the open borewell while playing and got stuck at a depth of 10 feet in the 200-foot-deep borewell.
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Officials said the incident took place at around 8am on Sunday when the boy, Tej Pratap Singh, was playing near the borewell. The village is located some 675 km east of Bhopal, bordering Uttar Pradesh.(ANI/Twitter)
Officials said the incident took place at around 8am on Sunday when the boy, Tej Pratap Singh, was playing near the borewell. The village is located some 675 km east of Bhopal, bordering Uttar Pradesh.(ANI/Twitter)

Two-year-old falls into 70-foot-deep borewell in MP, rescued

By Punya Priya Mitra | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2019 02:04 PM IST
A two-year-old boy who fell into a 70-foot-deep borewell in Kerhar village of Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli district has been rescued, district collector Anurag Chaudhary said on Sunday.
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Another 70 borewells will increase the production of drinking water by 15 million gallons a day.(HT File Photo)
Another 70 borewells will increase the production of drinking water by 15 million gallons a day.(HT File Photo)

70 borewells to increase water output in Yamuna floodplains in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 04:36 AM IST
The Delhi Jal Board will install 70 new borewells in the floodplains of the Yamuna to increase the production of drinking water by 15 million gallons a day (MGD)
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It has been alleged that the borewell in the shopping complex is illegal. However, the owner claims it was set up before 2011.(HT Photo)
It has been alleged that the borewell in the shopping complex is illegal. However, the owner claims it was set up before 2011.(HT Photo)

Residents want ‘illegal’ borewell in Sushant Lok C-block sealed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2018 05:07 AM IST
The residents of Sushant Lok are alleging that the district hydrology department has not sealed the ‘illegal’ borewell installed at Queen Plaza commercial complex in C Block of Sushant Lok
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Sana was taken out of the borewell at her grandfather’s place at Murgiyachak locality around 9.30pm and rushed to a hospital.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Sana was taken out of the borewell at her grandfather’s place at Murgiyachak locality around 9.30pm and rushed to a hospital.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

After 29 hours, three-year-old Bihar girl rescued from borewell

By Avijit Biswas | Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 11:18 AM IST
The National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force launched a joint effort to rescue the child who was trapped at a depth of 43 feet.
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The girl fell into a 110-feet deep borewell in Murgiachak area under Kotwali Police station of Munger on Tuesday afternoon.(ANI Photo)
The girl fell into a 110-feet deep borewell in Murgiachak area under Kotwali Police station of Munger on Tuesday afternoon.(ANI Photo)

3-year-old Bihar girl falls in borewell, rescue operations underway

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Munger
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 01:33 PM IST
The victim was playing inside the house when she suddenly slipped into the hole which was being drilled for the unfinished borewell.
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