Efforts on to rescue 2-year-old Sujith Wilson stuck in borewell

Efforts on to rescue 2-year-old Sujith Wilson stuck in borewell

Efforts on to rescue 2-year-old Sujith Wilson stuck in borewell

The drilling team is facing some difficulty and the process is slow due to rocky terrain.

Officers from fireplace service division are finishing up efforts to rescue the kid. "The rig is drilling about 280-500 cm per hour", J.Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary, Revenue Administration, Disaster Management and Mitigation department told reporters.

Reportedly, authorities will dig the hole till a depth of 110 ft which may take up to three hours. They dug the earth adjacent to the borewell to create a tunnel.

As the mud was loose owing to the land being wet, the child slipped deeper into the borewell to 70 feet.

According to reports, stronger blades that can break rocks are being sent from Chennai to be fitted in the rig.

Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam reached the village on Sunday night to console Sujith's parents and monitor the rescue efforts.

"While the nation celebrates Deepavali, in Tamil Nadu a race against time is underway to save baby Surjeeth, who has been trapped in a borewell for over 72 hrs now". The operations continued as hundreds of people in the state prayed for the child with political leaders such as DMK president MK Stalin and AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran joining them in wishing that the boy was rescued at the earliest.

Tamil film star Rajinikanth and actor-politician Kamal Hassan also expressed hope that the boy would be safely rescued.

Vijayabaskar said even if the child was unconscious, he could be saved.

More than six crews from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as well as the State Disaster Response Force have been deployed to rescue the toddler Sujith Wilson, who fell down the borewell on Friday and got struck at 100 feet.

There have been fresh calls for fines for those who leave abandoned wells open.

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