Tuesday June 14, 2022

VIDEO: Rescue operation for Indian boy trapped in well for four days

VIDEO: Rescue operation for Indian boy trapped in well for four days

Rescue team at the accident site.

Indian emergency workers were scrambling Tuesday to rescue a 10-year-old boy with hearing and speech impairments who has been trapped down a narrow well for four days.

Rahul Sahu fell down the 80-feet (24 metres) waterhole on Friday while playing in the backyard of his house in the central state of Chhattisgarh.

Earth movers and cranes are helping dig a tunnel next to the well, which is only a couple of feet wide, with army soldiers and members of India's disaster response agency lending their assistance.

But bad weather -- and venomous snakes and scorpions unearthed by the dig -- have hampered rescue efforts, local officials said.
Sahu was "responding well" to rescuers and a camera is monitoring his condition and movements, Janjgir district police chief Vijay Agrawal told AFP by phone from the scene.