Agra, Mar 27: Two-year-old girl Vandana who fell into a 45-foot borewell at Tehra village in Agra on Tuesday night while playing with her friends has been rescued safely after 27 hours. Vandana has been sent to Era hospital. The rescue operation started soon after the villagers complained about the incident to the authorities.
Earlier, in a similar incident, a five-year-old boy, Prince, fell into a 53 feet and 1.5 wide shaft in Shahbad, Haryana in July 2006. He was rescued from the pit after over two days of continuous rescue operations by the Army. Army personnel had dug up a 56-feet deep, 15-feet wide parallel tunnel from a dried up well alongside the shaft to rescue Prince after almost 50 hours. Later, three more similar incidents were also reported in Madhya Pradesh.