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2-year-old boy trapped in 15 feet deep borewell in Karnataka, rescue ops on

Mangalore Today News Network

Vijayapura, April 04, 2024: A 2-year-old child fell into a borewell in Karnataka’s Lachayan village on Wednesday evening, and has been trapped there since then. Rescue operations are underway to rescue the boy, who is estimated to be stuck at a depth of 15–20 feet.



The child, namely Satwik Mujagond, is likely to have fallen head first into the borewell in Vijayapura district.

According to the police, the child fell into the uncovered borewell while playing near his house. The borewell was drilled into 4 acres of land belonging to the child’s father, Satish Mujagond.

Rescue operations started around 6.30 pm on Wednesday. Police teams, revenue officials, members of taluk panchayat and officials from the fire department and emergency services are there to pull the child out from the borewell.

"All efforts are underway to rescue the child," news agency PTI reported, quoting a senior police officer.

Latest video footage showed movements inside the borewell as the child was caught moving his feet.

Police said that pipes have been inserted into the well to supply oxygen to the child.

The rescue team has dug up to some distance, which they will use to lay a 5-foot tunnel to reach the child. Hard rocks and boulders, however, may hinder the operation. Skilled tubewell drilling workers have been roped in to speed up the rescue process.

Karnataka Minister MB Patil took to X to address the incident. He said that he instructed the Vijayapura district administration to conduct an operation at a "rapid pace" and also prayed for the toddler’s safe reunion with his parents.

Courtesy: India Today

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