Vandana to be discharged on Mar 31

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Agra, Mar 31: The two-year-old girl Vandana who was pulled out of a 45-feet deep borewell on Thursday night in a village near Agra, will be discharged from hospital here today. The girl, who survived a 27-hour ordeal before being rescued, was attending to by doctors at the S N Medical College.

Vandana was brought out from the borewell by Army personnel and the district authorities, after she fell into the pit while playing with her friends on Tuesday night. Personnel from the 509-army base workshop in Agra had worked for 20 hours to bring out the girl after the district authorities did not succeed in pulling her out. 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.


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