Rescue operations to take another 12 hours | Daily News


Rescue operations to take another 12 hours



Revenue Administration Commissioner said that it would take another 12 hours for Sujith to be rescued from the borewell. "No matter what, we will not abandon the operations halfway", he said.

Officials who are heading operations to rescue Sujith, a toddler who had fallen down an abandoned borewell in Nadukattupatti near Manapparai in Trichy on October 25 said that it will take the team close to eight hours to rescue the two-year-old child.

The toddler, who has been stuck at 70 feet for more than 60 hours had fallen into the borewell which measures 600 feet deep on Friday evening while playing with his friends.

On Sunday, officials had dug a new borewell from the side of the borewell Sujith was stuck inside to rescue the boy. However, the process was hindered by the rocky terrain and the officials were only able to dig upto 35-feet on October 27.





Rescuers to reach final stage to save two-year-old boy stuck in well - 11:29am


A major rescue operation to save a toddler stuck in a narrow well in India has gone into a third day.

Sujith Wilson, 2, was initially stuck at about 10m (30ft) but has since fallen further into the 180m-deep well in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Rescuers are pumping oxygen to the boy but layers of mud mean they cannot assess the child's condition.

They are now using heavy machinery to dig a second hole parallel to the one the child fell into.

Sujith fell into the abandoned borewell while playing with friends on Friday.

Local reporters said his mother, who is at the well, was shouting down to her son, asking him not to cry.

In the early stages of the rescue, she was also seen stitching a bag, hoping it could be used to bring the boy to the surface.

While, the officials are trying to rescue on one side, Sujiths mother, Kalairani on the request of rescue officials has started sewing a cloth bag in which they hope to bring Sujith up after expanding it inside the borewell.


(Source: BBC News)

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