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Efforts on to save toddler girl who fell in borewell in Telangana

PTI | Hyderabad |

Efforts are underway to save a 14-month-girl, who accidentally slipped into an open borewell in neighbouring Vikarabad district of Telangana, police said on Friday.

The child accidentally fell into the 40-60 feet deep borewell at an agricultural field in the district's Ekkareddyguda village when she was playing with her elder sister at around 7.15 pm on Thursday.

The girl's sibling informed family members who rushed to the spot and also alerted the police.

Since then, efforts are being made to pull out the toddler from the borewell.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force has also swung into action.

A parallel pit was also dug, but the area is too rocky, a police official said today.

“Efforts are on to save the girl…oxygen is being supplied into the borewell,” Chevella police station's sub-inspector N Sridhar Reddy said.

A camera has been put inside the borewell to monitor the child and ambulances are also kept ready, he said.

The girl's father works as a labourer at the field. The land owner had apparently kept the borewell open to fix a motor, a revenue department official said.

In October 2014, a four-year-old girl died after accidentally falling into a 300 feet-deep borewell at Manchal village in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district.

The police and officials from different departments had then carried out a massive operation for three days to save her, but the girl's decomposed body was later located at a depth of 45 feet.