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Six-year-old boy falls into borewell in Punjab

Chandigarh, May 22, 2022

A six-year-old boy of a migrant labourer's family fell into a 100-foot-deep abandoned borewell on Sunday in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, police said.

A rescue operation, comprising teams of the district administration, is under way, an official told IANS.

The boy climbed a borewell shaft when stray dogs were chasing him. The shaft, covered with a jute bag, collapsed and the boy fell into the well.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said the rescue operation was underway and he was in touch with the district administration.

"A 6-year-old boy Hrithik fell into a borewell in Hoshiarpur. District administration and local MLA were there and rescue operation is underway. I am in constant touch with the administration," Mann said in a tweet.


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