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6 year-old girl child falls into borewell at Belagavi district, rescue operation is in progress

An NDRF Official Said On Monday A Six-year-old Girl Who Was Playing With Her Friends In A Village Of Belagavi District Slipped And Fell Into A 30 Foot Borewell.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Apr 2017, 12:46:31 PM
Belagavi Borewell


An NDRF official said on Monday a six-year-old girl who was playing with her friends in a village of Belagavi district slipped and fell into a 30 foot borewell.

The rescue operation to get the girl out of the borewell is still in progress.

Kaveri, the 6 year old child was playing with her friends when she fell into the borewell on Sunday evening at Jhun jharwadi village, a National Disaster Response Force member told reporters on Monday.

The official, who did not wish to be named, said the girl is trapped 30 feet down and rescue operations are facing hardships due to the hard soil and rocks around the borewell.

"We have dug a 10-feet tunnel so far and efforts are on to dig 20 feet more to reach Kaveri and pull her out of the borewell at the earliest", he said.

The rescue team earlier made a vain attempt to pull her out with hooks and ropes, he said.

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The girls mother, who fainted on learning about the incident, has been hospitalised, officials said.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said strict action would be initiated against the land owner and borewell contractor for the incident.

"It is the responsibility of the landowner and borewell contractor to inform the gram panchayat about the borewell being open without covering or fencing it,? he said in Bengaluru.

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First Published : 24 Apr 2017, 12:21:00 PM