TN borewell tragedy: Will Reach the final stage of rescue in 4-5 hours says Deputy CM
A two-year-old boy who fell into a borewell in Nadukattupatti of Tiruchirappalli district on October 25, will reach the final stages of rescue within four to five hours, said Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday.
The infant named Sujith Wilson fell into the borewell while he was playing near his house at 5:30 pm on Friday. Later, he slipped further down and is now stuck at 100 feet into the borewell.
Highlighting that due to the presence of hard rocks in the area there is a delay in the drilling process, Panneerselvam said, “However, within four or five hours, the rescue operation will reach its final stage. After the failure, it was planned to drill near the deep well. Following this, a rig machine was used,” said the Deputy Chief Minister who visited the rescue operation site .
After the rig machine was damaged due to the presence of rocks, a high-speed engine was brought for drilling from Ramanathapuram.”This machine is currently in operation. This machine is capable of drilling 10 feet per hour. The 35-foot hole has been drilled so far,” he added.
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