Watch: Rescue work in progress after child falls into borewell in Delhi's Keshopur

The borewell, inside a Delhi Jal Board water treatment plant, is 40-foot-deep

borewell Rescue work in progress at the site where a child fell into borewell in Delhi's Keshopur | ANI

A child fell into a borewell in the Keshopur area of Delhi on Sunday, following which a rescue operation was launched. The 40-foot-deep borewell is inside a Delhi Jal Board water treatment plant.

The child, who is yet to be identified, reportedly met with the mishap on Saturday night. 

Around 1 am, information was received that a person fell into a borewell at the DJB plant in west Delhi's Keshopur Mandi area. "A PCR call was received at Vikaspuri police station at night informing that a person had fallen into the borewell at the Keshopur (Delhi) Jal Board office. The local police as well as fire brigade teams reached the spot. An NDRF team has also been called to the spot. Efforts are being made to take the person out safely," Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Vichitra Veer told PTI.

Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot after word of the incident was received and according to DFS chief Atul Garg, it has been ascertained that the child fell into the 40-foot-deep borewell. He added work is on to dig a borewell parallel to the one in which the child fell.

NDRF Inspector-in-Charge Veer Pratap Singh said the operation could take some time. "We will soon mount a rescue operation by digging a borewell parallel to the one where the child fell. However, it could be a long-drawn operation," he said. 


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