Sanno (Sana), a three-year-old girl was playing inside the home of her maternal grandparents in Munger, Bihar, when she fell into a 110-ft deep borewell, which was open due to some unfinished drilling work.
As soon as it got wind of the incident, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) sent a rescue team to the house. One of the first things the team did was to ensure that Sanno was responding to her parents. When they confirmed that she was alright, the SDRF team suspended a pipe inside the tube to provide oxygen supply.
They soon realised that the girl was stuck inside the shaft at about 45-feet.
The need to supply oxygen to Sanno, trapped inside such a deep well was just as critical as ensuring that she did not fall deeper. A team of doctors was assisting the rescue team with oxygen supply, and they were soon joined by a team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
Since Sanno could not just be lifted from the narrow well, the rescue teams started digging a hole parallel to the well and took the L-shaped approach to reach her.
The whole operation took over 30 hours. Throughout this, the rescue team ensured that Sanno was okay—they were continuously talking to her and noting her responses.
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The lengthy operation was worth the effort, as Sanno was finally rescued at 9:35 pm on Wednesday, 1st August and rushed to the Sadar Hospital for treatment.
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Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi, has congratulated the SDRF and NDRF teams for their success and has suggested that Sanno can be moved to Patna if she needs further medical treatment. He has also said that strict action will be taken against the workers who left the borewell open and unattended.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)