Vikash Sharma

An expert team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Odisha is now assisting the ongoing operations to rescue Rahul Sahu, who is now battling life after falling into an 80-ft deep borewell at Pihrid village in Malkharoda block of Janjgir Champa district of Chhattisgarh on Friday afternoon.

The 11-year-old boy is conscious and a massive operation has been launched by the NDRF, state disaster response force (SDRF) and the Indian Army jawans rescue the boy.

A robotics team from Gujarat is also expected to reach the spot soon. A team of doctors and other officials are constantly monitoring Rahul’s condition through camera and he was supplied with some food items. A dedicated pipe has been installed for supplying oxygen.

Special measures have already been undertaken to dig up 50ft to create a parallel tunnel to rescue Rahul. Heavy machines including JCBs are engaged in the digging of the parallel tunnel.

Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel spoke with Rahul’s parents last night. He has also directed authorities to take every possible step to rescue the boy who is reportedly deaf and mute. The Chief Minister has directed all district collectors and SPs that in order to prevent such incidents, borewells should be covered