Indian toddler trapped in well dies amid 110-hour rescue try
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:54AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:35AM EDT
NEW DELHI -- A 2-year-old boy who fell deep into an unused well in an Indian village has been confirmed dead after rescuers worked nearly 110 hours to reach him, a hospital official said Tuesday.
The boy was removed from the well on Tuesday but doctors at a hospital in Chandigarh, the Punjab state capital, found him dead on arrival, Anil Kumar said.
The boy fell into the well outside his house in Sangrur district last Thursday and was stuck at a depth of 38 metres, the Press Trust of India news agency said. Authorities dug a parallel well in an attempt to save the boy.
Wells dug for water are often left uncovered in India.