Telangana, June 23: The rescue operation is on for over 17 hours by the National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) team and mining experts from Singareni Collieries to rescue an 18-month-old girl, who accidentally slipped into a 40-feet deep open bore well at Ikkareddygudem village of Chevella block in Rangareddy district in Telangana.
The girl identified as Veena fell into the open borewell on Thursday evening at around 6.45 pm when she was playing in the fields along with her elder sister Akshita. Her parents, Yadaiah and Renuka, both migrant workers from Gorepalli village of Vikarabad district, were at work at an adjacent farmhouse in the village at the time of the incident.
Soon after receiving the information her parents called Chevella inspector Guravaiah and sub-inspector Sridhar Reddy, along with revenue divisional officer Venkateshwarlu who reached the spot along with fire tenders, ambulance services and excavators.
The oxygen is being continuously pumping to the girl with, the authorities simultaneously started digging a parallel well to reach the girl.
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The landlord had attempted digging a bore well a few days ago but left it open as it failed.
Telangana transport minister P Mahender Reddy is personally coordinating the rescue operations.
By Friday morning, personnel from NDRF and experts from Singareni Collieries in Karimnagar district were roped in for the rescue operations.
“Indications are that the girl is still alive. We are making our best efforts to rescue her,” the minister said.