Rescuers Fight to Reach 5-Year-Old Boy Trapped in 200-Foot Well in India

Wire Service
By Wire Service
November 5, 2020World News
Rescuers Fight to Reach 5-Year-Old Boy Trapped in 200-Foot Well in India
People try to rescue a 2-year-old boy who fell deep into an unused village well in Sangrur, Punjab state, India, on June 20 , 2019. (AP)

Officials in India’s central Madhya Pradesh state are working to rescue a 5-year-old boy who fell into a 200-foot well.

The incident occurred in Barahbujurg village in Niwadi district on Wednesday morning, police official Narendra Tripathi from Prithvipur police station told CNN.

“The boy, who has been identified as Prahlad, was playing near the bore-well and fell in while his father along with other workers were fitting a pipe inside,” Tripathi said.

“The bore-well is filled with water up to 100 feet from the ground but the boy is not in the water,” the official added.

The rescue operation is ongoing, though progress has been limited since sunset.

Police and medical officials will remain at the site overnight until efforts to rescue him resume Thursday morning.

The state’s chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, tweeted that the army is involved in the rescue.

“I am confident Prahlad will be rescued safely,” he tweeted. “Let us pray to God for him.”

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