A 2-year-old boy who fell into a borewell in Nadukattupatti of Tiruchirappalli district in Tamil Nadu, slipped further down on Saturday evening. He is now stuck at 100 feet into the borewell.
A two-year-boy is battling for his life after falling down an abandoned borewell in Tamil Nadu's Trichy district. Police and fire rescue teams are working to rescue him. A team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has reached Nadukattupatti, where the incident occurred.
The State Disaster Rescue Team has reached the spot and started efforts to rescue the boy and a medical team is also providing oxygen to him from outside.
Surjit, who fell into the 600-feet borewell while playing near his house at Nadukattupatti on Friday evening, was initially stuck at a depth of 35 feet, but drifted further to over 90 feet with efforts to rescue him.
"We could hear the child weeping… for a long time... but now we cannot hear. But we feel the child is safe and breathing," the officials said. Authorities said they were unable to assess the boy's condition because of the layers of wet mud around him.
An ONGC rig began ploughing the ground less than 15 feet from the borewell but rocks at the drilling site hampered operations, as they say.
Hundreds of people in the state prayed for the child, with political leaders like DMK president MK Stalin and AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran joining them in wishing that the boy was rescued at the earliest.