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Indian boy trapped for two days in borewell is rescued in marathon operation

A one-year-old boy who fell into a 60-feet borewell in Haryana, India, has been rescued following a 48-hour-long rescue operation The rescue operation started after the child fell into the borewell near his house in Balsamand village of Hisar district on Wednesday evening (March 20). A team of NDRF and army experts is being assisted in the rescue operations by civil and police authorities, officials said. Digging is now being done manually instead of using machines, to ensure that soil does not fall over the 18-month-old child, they added. Earlier, the authorities had started digging a parallel well about 20 feet away from the borewell to subsequently create a tunnel to bring out the child safely. The child's movements were monitored using a night-vision camera which was dropped inside the borewell. On Thursday, the rescuers tried to pull out the child with the help of a net but had to shelve the plan after facing some difficulties. Finally, rescuers managed to get the boy out of the borewell today (March 22). The child is now under observation and his condition is stable, local media reported.
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