Bihar girl rescued from borewell after 30-hour operation

Munger (Bihar): A 3-year-old girl who had fallen into a 165 ft-deep borewell was rescued tonight after a 30-hour long operation in Bihar’s Munger district, officials said.

Sanno had fallen into the shaft and got stuck at a spot around 45 feet below the surface at about 4 pm yesterday.

She was taken out, smeared with mud, at 9.45 pm today, Munger Superintendent of Police Gaurav Mangla told reporters.

The girl, accompanied by her parents Nachiketa Sao and Sudha Devi, was taken to the Sadar hospital in an ambulance.

Local people who were consoling the distraught parents since the incident took place, shouted slogans applauding the local administration, the Army, the NDRF and the SDRF for their concerted effort to rescue Sanno.

Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pal and DIG Jitendra Mishra were also present at the spot.

Sanno had come to her maternal grandparents’ place at Murgiyachak locality of the town and she fell into the borewell while playing, Munger Superintendent of Police Gaurav Mangla told reporters.

Some of her family members were a few yards away and they raised an alarm, he said.