Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Will Take 12 Hours to Reach Tamil Nadu Boy Stuck in Borewell, Says Officials Involved in Rescue Ops

Several experts were overseeing the operation, the Minister said adding the rocky terrain and rains were a major challenge.

PTI

Updated:October 28, 2019, 2:13 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Will Take 12 Hours to Reach Tamil Nadu Boy Stuck in Borewell, Says Officials Involved in Rescue Ops
The site of rescue operations in Tamil Nadu's Nadukattupatti where a 2-year-old boy fell into a borewell. (Image: Twitter/@ANI)

Tiruchirapalli (TN): Efforts to rescue a three-year old boy trapped in an abandoned borewell near here continued on Monday, with a top Tamil Nadu government official saying the operations will not be given up at any cost.

The Commissioner of Revenue Administration J Radhakrishnan said effortsto rescue the child who fell into a borewell at Nadukattupatti near Manapparai in the district will not be given up at any cost and the work would continue.

"The rescue operations will not be called off at any cost. There will be no let-up in the efforts. At the same time we don't want to give any false hope to the parents of the child," he told reporters here. He said modern equipment were being used in the rescue efforts, adding work to drill a parallel hole using rigs is affected by the rock mixed soil of the area.

"Whatever is technically possible we are doing... The child is locked in the place now using this technologyand it would not drift further. We want to be careful that child should not be affected," Radhakrishnan added. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar, who is camping at the site, said the new borewell being drilled will help a person reach down and rescue the child.

Radhakrishnan said it may take about 12 hours to dig about 100 ft. After that a horizontal tunnel will be burrowed to get to the borewell to reach the boy.

Several experts were overseeing the operation, the Minister said adding the rocky terrain and rains were a major challenge.

Tamil Maanila Congress leader G K Vasan said no other state government would have taken so much effort to save the child. Thousands of people have been praying for the well- being of the boy and have been joined by celebrities and politicians.

The child had fallen into the borewell while playing near his house at Nadukattupatti on Friday evening.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results