Gondia (Maha), Mar 9: A four-year-old boy fell into a 280-ft deep borewell in Gondia district today following which an army team was called in to rescue him.
The rescue operation is still going on, a district official said. Vivek Khushal Donode, who was with his grandmother as she took goats out for grazing, fell into the open hole of a bore well, dug only yesterday, in a field this afternoon in Ranka village of Sadak Arjuni tehsil.
Gondia Collector Dr Vijay Suryavanshi summoned the National Disaster Response Force from Pune after learning about the incident.
An Army team was also summoned from Kamptee near Nagpur. Superintendent of Police Shashi Kumar Meena and Additional SP Dr Sandeep Pakhale also rushed to the spot.
The NDRF team had dropped an oxygen pipe into the hole and had started digging a rescue shaft, Suryavanshi told PTI.