Three-Year-Old Rescued From Borewell After 30 Hours

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A three-year-old child, who had fallen into a 160 ft deep borewell shaft in Munger town of Bihar, was rescued by a team of personnel from the National and State Disaster Response Fund. The girl, Sanno, was brought back to safety after a 30-hour long operation.


An ambulance was already waiting at the spot to rush her to the hospital after the rescue operation. She was immediately taken to Munger Sadar Hospital. Sanno is stable now and is advised proper rest by the doctors.

On Tuesday, the child had fallen into the borewell shaft around 4 pm at her maternal grandparent’s house in Murgiyachak locality in the town. Her parents said that Sanno had fallen into the shaft when she was playing around the house.

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Munger Superintendent of Police Gaurav Mangla told the reporters that the mud-smeared child was taken out at 9.45 pm on Wednesday.

The girl was stuck inside the shaft at a depth of about 45 feet. Adequate oxygen supply was ensured with the help of cylinders and pipes.

Local people of the area are all praise for the local administration, Army, NDRF and SDRF for their concerted effort to rescue Sanno. Watch the rescue video below.


"Rescue work began almost instantly. A trench parallel to the shaft was dug, a little over 45 feet deep the level at which the girl was estimated to be trapped. She was provided oxygen with the help of cylinders and pipes which were being handled by doctors who were pressed into service," the SP said

"We sent our team by the state government's helicopter. They did primarily two things. First, they helped the girl's mother talk to the girl inside with the help of a device. Second, a horizontal axis was carved into the trench so that the girl could be pulled out safely," Commandant, 9th Battalion NDRF Vijay Sinha, told PTI.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar congratulated the team who were involved in the rescue operation. He also prayed for Sanno's speedy recovery.

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Bihar 3 year old borewell rescue operation Sanno