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MP boy Prahlad, who fell in borewell, dies

MP boy Prahlad, who fell in borewell, dies

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Niwari/Bhopal : Four-year-old Prahlad, who had fallen down a borewell in Madhya Pradesh Wednesday, died on Sunday.

Following 90-hours long rescue operations in Niwari district, Prahlad was retrieved around 3 am.

But the Niwari Hospital where he was rushed to declared him brought dead.

Prahlad fell in the well while playing near a farm in Setpura here and got stuck at a depth of about 60 feet.

Army, National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, police, and home guards involved in the three days long rescue operations.

Despite building a horizontal tunnel to retrieve the boy, he could not be saved.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan mourned his death and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the bereaved family.

Expressing grief over Prahlad's death the Chief Minister said, "Prahlad could not be saved even after a rescue operation of 90 hours. The team of SDRF, NDRF and other experts worked hard day and night but finally at 3 am, the son's dead body was taken out. In this hour of grief, I and the whole state stand with Prahlad's family and pray for the peace of the soul of the innocent son."

He said a new borewell would be installed at the family's farmland.

IANS report with edits

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