Vijayawada: A two-year-old child fell into a borewell in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Tuesday afternoon and efforts were continuing late in the evening to rescue him, police said.
After the boy, Chandrasekhar fell into the abandoned borewell in Ummadivaram village in Vinukonda 'mandal', personnel of the National Disaster Response Force, police, and other rescue workers were pressed into service to rescue him.
In an operation that was continuing for over six hours when last reports came in, the rescue workers were digging a crater parallel to the borewell.
The rescue workers also inserted oxygen tubes into the pit to help the child breathe and were using cameras to ascertain the depth at which he may be stuck.
Agriculture Minister P Pulla Rao, District Collector Kona Sasidhar, and senior police officials were supervising the operation.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu spoke to the district officials on phone and directed them to take all steps to rescue the child.