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Indian toddler trapped in well dies amid 110-hour rescue try

07:58 PM June 11, 2019
Indian toddler trapped in well dies amid 110-hour rescue try

In this June 10, 2019 photograph, people try to rescue a 2-year-old boy who fell deep into an unused village well in Sangrur, Punjab state, India.  AP

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.

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The boy fell into the well outside his house in Sangrur district last Thursday and was stuck at a depth of 125 feet (38 meters), 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. /ee

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