The borewell was 27-feet deep.

3-year-old girl falls into borewell in Andhra rescue operations underwayImage for representation
news News Friday, August 12, 2016 - 09:09

In a tragic incident, a three-year-old girl fell into a freshly dug borewell in Andhra's Nellore district on Thursday.

The incident which took place at Nandemmapuram in Kavali mandal, saw emergency personnel rush to  lift the girl out of the 27-feet deep well.

The Deccan Chronicle reported:

G Mounika was playing in her neighbour's yard when she fell into the borewell, which was dug on Wednesday. Mounika is the daughter of G. Gopal and Tirupatamma who live in Chennai. Tirupatamma hails from the village and had come to her mother’s home in the village along with Mounika two months ago for the delivery of her second child.

Speaking to DC, the village's sarpanch said that a JCB was pressed into service within an hour of the incident but caution was being exercised as loose soil kept falling back into the hole.

Other reports suggest that it took over two hours for police officials to reach the spot. Rescue operations are underway.

 

 

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