Photo gallery: Rescue ops launched as toddler falls into 225 feet-deep borewell in Bihar

A three-year-old girl fell in a 225 feet-deep borewell in Munger district of Bihar on Tuesday afternoon. 

Aug 01, 2018, 11:52 AM IST

A three-year-old girl fell in a 225 feet-deep borewell in Munger district of Bihar on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Three-year-old girl fell in a 225 feet-deep borewell in Bihar's Munger

A three-year-old girl fell in a 225 feet-deep borewell in Munger district of Bihar on Tuesday afternoon. The girl is reportedly stuck at a depth of 48 feet and rescuers have managed to get an oxygen pipe to her to ensure that she suffers from no breathing trouble. The incident occurred at around 4 pm on Tuesday, following which the rescue operation was launched. The girl could be heard crying by the rescuers and officials on the site. A team of the SDRF was called in from Bhagalpur, which is situated at a distance if more than 50 kilometres from Munger, to ensure the speediest possible rescue operation. (READ STORY HERE)

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CCTV camera checking movements of the girl

One L-shaped rod has been put inside the borewell while digging has been done till the depth of 32 feet. After digging the land for 16 feet more, a parallel opening will be made to rescue the girl. Authorities are using a CCTV camera to keep an eye on the movements of the girl. "We've provided her oxygen and made all arrangements for her safety. We've placed rods to ensure that she doesn't fall further down. It might take another four hours to rescue her," said Sanjeev Kumar, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on the three-year-old girl stuck in the borewell.

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The girl slipped and fell

The girl slipped and fell when the boring was being done in the house of Umesh Nandan Prasad Sao.

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Doctors are at the spot

The girl is being monitored by a team of doctors.

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Army to reach shortly

A special team of the Army has left from Ranchi to help in the operation. They are expected to reach in about three hours.

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