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Andhra boy rescued from borewell after 11 hours

Andhra boy rescued from borewell after 11 hours

Guntur: A two-year-old boy, who fell into a borewell in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, was rescued after an 11-hour long operation, police said on Wednesday.

Chandrasekhar, who fell in the abandoned borewell around 5 p.m. on Tuesday was brought out alive by the rescue workers around 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

The boy was stuck at a depth of 15 feet. He sustained minor injuries on his hands. After first aid by a mobile medical team, he was handed over to his parents.

According to doctors, the child is in good condition.

The joy of the parent's -- Mallikarjuna Rao and Anusha -- knew no bounds. With tears of joy filling their eyes, they thanked rescue workers with folded hands. "There is God who saved our son," screamed Anusha.

The boy slipped into the borewell in a field in Ummadivaram village in Vinukonda 'mandal' while playing near the pit, which was left uncovered.

Personnel of the National Disaster Response Force, police and other rescue workers were pressed into service.

They inserted oxygen tubes into the pit to help the child breathe and used cameras to ascertain the depth at which he was stuck.

The rescue workers with earth movers dug a 30-feet crater parallel to the borewell. After ascertaining the boy's position, they made a hole at a depth of 22 feet and pulled the boy out.

Agriculture Minister P. Pulla Rao, who supervised the rescue operation, termed it "a miracle".

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