3-year-old girl falls into borewell in Punjab

A 3-year-old girl fell into a borewell at Dheera village in Gurdaspur district on Wednesday, official sources said.

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2010, 18:06 PM IST

Batala: A 3-year-old girl fell into a
borewell at Dheera village in Gurdaspur district on Wednesday,
official sources said.

Dinnaj Kaur, a resident of Dairywal village, had come to
her maternal village Dheera where she accidentally slipped
into the borewell while playing near the spot with other
children, Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur Prithi Chand said.

The owner of the borewell had covered it with a gunny bag
after its electric motor stopped functioning a few days back.

The district administration, which had launched rescue
efforts to pull out the child, has sought Army assistance.

PTI