2yo Boy Rescued After Fall Into 70ft Borehole

Story By: Angjela Trajkovska, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

A two-year-old boy in India has been rescued after falling into a 70-foot deep borehole just like the one that claimed the life of little Julen in Spain.

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The incident took place in the village of Kerhar in the district of Singrauli in the state of Madhua Pradesh in India, when the boy, identified as Tej Pratap Singh, was playing around the hole and slipped into it.

After receiving a call for help, the rescue team has reportedly reached the spot in 45 minutes and dug a parallel hole while talking to the crying child, who was stuck at the height of 21 feet.

After digging for three hours one of the rescuers went down the hole and then rescued the boy. 

He was kept under medical observation for few hours even though he was reportedly not injured nor even scratched.

The borehole had been dug without obtaining permission and the case has been registered against its owner, according to local media. 

Singrauli had made a standard operation procedure for these situations because four years ago an incident similar to this had happened when the child was also safely rescued.

The case is under investigation.

Netizen ‘guy from madurai’ commented: “At least a happy news.”

A recent case which took place in Spain did not end happily, when the two-year-old boy, identified as Julen Rosello, accidentally fell 230 feet down in hole and was found dead after two weeks of searching. 

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Angjela Trajkovska

I am a journalist and subeditor working for Central European News.

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