Tirunelveli, Apr 14 UNI | 3 months ago

A massive rescue operation has been launched by a joint team comprising personnel of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services department and police to rescue a two-year-old boy, who fell into a 400 feet open borewell at Kuthalaperi village near Sankarankoil, here today.

Official sources said the kid G Harshan fell into the borewell, while playing in the farmland. He was struck at a depth of ten feet.

On the direction from district administration, the rescue team is digging a parallel pit near the borewell with earth moving machines to save the boy. A large number of locals also gathered on the spot to render their assistance in the rescue operation. The borewell belongs to Ganesan, father of the trapped boy and it was not properly covered.

Also, a 3-year-old girl R Madhumitha died after accidentally falling into an abandoned borewell, which was dug by her father on his farmland at Pallagacheri in Villupuram district on April 5, last.

(Posted on 14-04-2014)