Vikash Sharma

The condition of Rahul Sahu, the 11-year-old boy who had fallen into a borewell at Pihrid village in Malkharoda block of Janjgir Champa district of Chhattisgarh on Friday, is stable.

As per the National Disaster Response Team (NDRF), Rahul is responding but hard rocks are posing hurdles in the drilling activities. However, the rescue team is very close to pulling out Rahul from the borewell pit.

“Every possible effort is being taken by the NDRF and other teams to complete the rescue operation,” tweeted NDRF.

It is pertinent to mention here that Rahul fell into the abandoned 80-feet-deep borewell, located in the backyard of his house in Pihrid village in Malkharoda development block, around 2 pm on Friday while playing. A pipeline has been installed for the oxygen supply inside the borewell pit.

An expert team has been continuously monitoring Rahul’s condition through cameras.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who is in constant touch with officials, is also monitoring the situation. The rescue teams also initiated measures to drain out water from the spot where Rahul is stuck.