Sangrur (Punjab): A two-year-old child, who had fallen into a 150-foot-deep unused borewell while playing, who was pulled out of it in a frantic rescue operation after almost 110 hours on Tuesday morning ,was declared dead after being rescued in Punjab's Sangrur district.
The toddler was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance amid police security but was declared dead on arrival..
The child was rescued around 5:30 am by National Disaster Response Force personnel, officials said. A team of doctors had been stationed at the site of the accident to provide medical assistance to Fatehvir. An ambulance equipped with a ventilator had also been stationed there. The child may be taken to either Patiala hospital or PGIMER in Chandigarh, Thori said. The toddler was stuck in the seven-inch wide borewell at a depth of 125 feet.
The only child of his parents who had turned two on Monday, he fell into the borewell in a field when he was playing in Bhagwanpura village around 4 pm on Thursday.
The borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it.His mother tried to rescue him, but failed, officials said. A massive rescue operation was launched to bring the child safely out of the borewell. Officials managed to supply oxygen but no food or water could be provided to him. Despite a parallel borewell of 36 inches in diameter was dug to rescue the child, they could not save the child.(PTI)