International Rescue against the clock in India to try to save a boy who fell into a well last Friday


    Rescue teams are working tirelessly to try to get Rahul alive, a 10-year-old boy who has been trapped for more than 90 hours in a well where he fell last Friday while playing in his village in eastern India. .

    The young man fell early Friday afternoon down a disused well several meters deep in the village of Pihrid, in the state of Chhattisgarh, and for the moment he is “stable” and “receptive”, according to reports. this Tuesday on Twitter the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

    Search operations are advancing through a parallel tunnel that is being built to facilitate their rescue, although the NDRF noted that they are encountering very hard rocks, which is posing “a great challenge” when drilling to advance. .

    The office of the Chhattisgarh Government Headquarters assured on the same social network that Rahul, “with gestures, requested some food”, while highlighting his “courage”.

    The Indian authorities showed images of the workers in a narrow tunnel with flashlights, extracting earth little by little to continue advancing slowly towards the minor.

    Yesterday afternoon the young man’s oxygen levels increased, so “although he was still very weak”, his conditions had improved, regional magistrate Jitendra Shukla told the local agency ANI, who was optimistic.

    “We are trying to get him out as soon as possible and provide him with the necessary medical attention,” Shukla stressed, hoping that the accumulated tension will soon turn into “hope.”

    India experienced a similar episode at the end of October 2019, when two-year-old Sujith Wilson fell into a well about 30 meters deep in the south of the country. The minor was rescued lifeless after a rescue of more than 80 hours that shocked the entire nation.

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