4-Year-Old Boy Rescued From Borewell In Agra, NDRF Chief Asks State Govt's To Regulate Open Borewells

INDIA Team Latestly|

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on June 14 appealed to state governments & district authorities to "strictly regulate" open borewells in their areas. NDRF also appealed to punish those who flout the rules & endanger innocent lives. NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said this on his official Twitter handle after a four-year-old boy, who got stuck in a 100 ft deep borewell in Agra. The boy was rescued after an about eight-hour-long operation by rescuers from multiple agencies, including the central contingency force, the Uttar Pradesh state disaster response force and the Army. Pradhan said that even the relatives of the victims should not be spared if they are found guilty of leaving the borewells uncovered or unattended. Shiva, a resident of Dhariyai village in Agra, was admitted to a local hospital after he was rescued from the borewell that was dug in the land belonging to the child's family.

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