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Madhya Pradesh: Over 70-Hour Rescue Op Ends in Despair, 8-yr-old Boy Who Fell Into Borewell Dies

By: News Desk

Edited By: Sanstuti Nath

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Last Updated: December 10, 2022, 09:24 IST

Betul, India

The State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) teams had rushed to the spot and began the rescue operations around 2:30 Am on Wednesday (Image: IANS)

The State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) teams had rushed to the spot and began the rescue operations around 2:30 Am on Wednesday (Image: IANS)

Tanmay fell into a recently dug borewell while he was playing at a field in the Betul district on Tuesday evening

An eight-year-old boy, who fell into a 400-feet deep borewell in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district, could not be saved even after over a 70-hour-long rescue operation. According to Betul district administration, by the time the boy, Tanmay Sahu, was rescued from the borewell in the wee hours of Saturday morning, he had died.

The boy, Tanmay, had fallen into the borewell at Mandavi village on Tuesday evening, officials said.

“The boy was rescued around 5 am on Saturday. However, he was declared dead," State Home Guard Commandant S R Azami, who was engaged in the rescue operation, said.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan condoled the incident and announced financial assistance of rs 4 lakh for his family. “It is very sad that little Tanmay, who fell in a borewell in Betul’s Mandvi village, could not be saved even after tireless efforts by the administration," Chouhan said in a tweet in Hindi.

“Tanmay’s family should not consider themselves alone in this hour of grief, I and the entire Madhya Pradesh are with the family. Financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh will be given to the victim’s family by the state government. May God give the departed soul a place at his holy feet. Humble tribute!" he added.

Soon after the boy fell into the borewell around 5 pm on Tuesday, and got stuck at a depth of 35 ft to 40 ft, a rescue operation had been launched. Earthmoving machines were used to dig a parallel tunnel. Hectic efforts were on to reach the child and rescue him, the officials said.

The incident had taken place when the boy was playing in a field. The borewell was dug recently, police had said earlier.

On Friday, district collector Amanbir Singh Bains had said that there was no response from the boy.

(With PTI inputs)

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first published:December 10, 2022, 07:48 IST
last updated:December 10, 2022, 09:24 IST
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