Two-year-old boy still stuck in a borewell in Agra

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Lahara village (UP), Oct 10 : Rescue operations continue to be carried out even on Friday to save a child who fell in a deep narrow well in a village about 45 kilometers from Agra.

Two-year-old Sonu was playing near the 150 feet deep borewell, which was eft uncovered, when he fell inside.

The rescue operation was in full swing till late in the night to save Sonu, who is trapped at a depth of around 70 feet.

Residents have also pitched in to help the authorities who don't hide complications of the work. Since the child has not eaten anything for 24 hours, nor has his movement been recorded.

"The child is stuck at such a depth, he is somewhere down there at some 65 feet. We have talked to doctors they said it's not easy. We have not been able to supply food to the child, there has been no communication and we have not been able to record his movements," said Anil Kumar, District Magistrate, Agra.

This is not the first case of a child falling into an uncovered manhole in the country.

In March, authorities rescued a two-year-old girl Vandana in Agra who accidentally fell into a 45-feet borewell at Tehra village.

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. The army rescued him from the pit after two days of rescue operations.

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