Indian rescue workers were fighting on Tuesday to rescue a 10-year-old deaf boy who had been trapped in a well for four days.
A child named Rahul Sahu fell into a very narrow well 24 meters deep while playing in the backyard of his house in the central state on Friday. Chhattisgarh.
Earth moving machines and cranes helped dig the next tunnel WellWith the help of members of the Army and the Disaster Relief Organization of India.
The baby is still alive
Janjgir District Police Chief Vijay Agarwal said on the phone at the scene that the child had “responded well” to the rescue team who were monitoring his health and movements on camera. “The boy can not speak or hear, we have a big challenge ahead of us,” he added.
The oxygen pipe is supplying fresh air to Rahul Sahu, but a government spokesman said the tunnel was slowing down due to more hard rocks.
A similar accident in 2019
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupathi Bagel said he was hopeful the baby would come out of the well alive. Twitter, The boy ate a banana and the rescuers were able to get him.
Wells in Indian agricultural villages are frequent sites of fatal accidents involving young children. In 2019, in the northern state of Punjab, four days of trying to save a two-year-old child died in a well in vain.
That same year, a one-and-a-half-year-old boy was rescued after being trapped for two days in the neighboring state of Haryana.