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11-yr-old boy’s ordeal ends – rescued after 110 hours from deep borewell in Chhattisgarh

Rahul Sahu suffering from hearing and speech impairment was rescued from a borewell after more than 110 hours

The news about the rescue of 11-year-old Rahul Sahu from Chhattisgarh, who was stuck in a 80-foot-deep unused borewell for more than 110 hours, came as a big relief for one and all. This was announced by the State Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

Taking to Twitter the CM wrote: “With everyone’s prayers and the relentless, dedicated efforts of the rescue team, Rahul Sahu has been brought out safely. It is our wish that he recovers completely as soon as possible.”

Praising the bravery of this deaf and mute child, the CM wrote: “Our child is very courageous.”

A frog and snake were also there in the pit with the boy.

The incident took place in Pihrid village of Malkharoda development block last week on Friday. Sahu fell into this deep borewell located in the backyard of his residence while he was playing.

To ensure his well-being a pipeline was installed for oxygen supply. The child, according to the Administration, was “breathing but not showing clear movement”.

The entire rescue operation took around 500 personnel, including officials from the National Disaster Response Force, the Army and the local police were involved. To extricate the child a 70-feet pit parallel to the borewell was dug up while a 15-feet tunnel was constructed to connect the pit with the borewell.

A green corridor was created to shift Sahu quickly to the Bilaspur hospital for medical treatment.

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