Rescue ops underway to save 8-year-old stuck in Borewell at Betul MP


A rescue ops to save an eight-year-old boy who remains stuck at 55 feet after falling down a 400-feet deep borewell in Mandavi village of MP Betul district, has now crossed 16 hours on Wednesday, an official said.

According to officials, the SDRF teams were rushed from Bhopal and Hoshangabad for the rescue operations that began at around 2:30 am.

Efforts are still ongoing to rescue an eight-year-old boy who fell into a 55-foot deep borewell on Tuesday evening at around 5 pm in Madhya Pradesh‘s Betul district in Mandvi village.

The boy – identified as Tanmay Sahu – fell into the borewell while he was playing on a field.

SDRF teams rushed from Bhopal and Hoshangabad for rescue ops. which began around 2:30 a.m., according to officials. “Since we received the information, the rescue operation has been in full swing.” 

Attempts are being made to remove the child. SDRF, home guards, and police teams arrived at the scene at 2:30 a.m. to rescue the child. 

Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Shyamendra Jayaswal told news agency ANI that it could take another two to three hours.

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Eight-year-old boy Tanmay Sahu fell into the borewell while playing around 5 pm on Tuesday.

Tanmay’s father, Sunil Sahu, said that he was playing on the farm. When he went to another field where the borewell was open, Tanmay fell into it.

“My 12-year-old daughter saw him and informed me that he fell into the borewell. We immediately rushed to the spot. He was breathing and we listened to his sound from the borewell.

 The rescue operation started from 6 pm onwards on Tuesday,” Sahu added.

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been personally monitoring minute-by-minute updates on the rescue ops.

Following the incident, CM Chouhan tweeted, “I have instructed the local administration to take necessary steps. I am in constant touch with the administration. The rescue team is trying to save the child safely. I pray for the well-being of the boy.” 



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