Child falls into 40-foot deep borewell inside Delhi Jal Board plant, rescue operation underway – India TV

The 40-foot deep borewell pipe, whose diameter is 1.5 feet.
Image Source : INDIA TV The 40-foot deep borewell pipe, whose diameter is 1.5 feet.

New Delhi: A child fell into a 40-foot-deep borewell pipe at the Delhi Jal Board water treatment plant near Keshopur Mandi in the national capital in the early hours of Sunday, said officials. The rescue efforts are being led by teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Delhi Fire Services (DFS).

Around 1 am, information was received by the Vikaspuri Police Station that a person fell into a borewell at the DJB plant in west Delhi’s Keshopur Mandi area. The diameter of a 40-foot deep borewell pipe is 1.5 feet. 

The identity of the person who has fallen inside the borewell is yet to be ascertained. 

It is not confirmed whether the person who fell in the borewell is a child or not. According to the call received by the police at 1:15 in the night, the Jal Board employees said that someone had come to their office to steal and had fallen into the borewell.

Rescue team to dig another borewell 

The NDRF rescue team on site is being led by Inspector-in-Charge Veer Pratap Singh. The team will soon start rescue operations by digging a new borewell parallel to the borewell in which the child has fallen.

According to the Delhi Fire Service, the rescue operation is still underway. Further details are awaited. 

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