Girl Slips In Tubewell, Dies After Rescue


Gandhinagar: A girl child slipped into a tubewell in Dhragandhra taluka of Surendrangar district of Gujarat but she died minutes after being rescued following a six-hour long overnight operation on Tuesday.

Fulki Yadav, the 2.5-year-old girl child accidentally slipped into a tubewell on the agricultural farm of one Mansukh Vada in Ghanshyamgadh village of Dhrangadhra late on Monday evening. The district administration received alert at around 7 PM. A medical team with oxygen cylinders and jawans of fire brigade of Dhrangandhra municipality were rushed to the village located around 50 km away from Surendranagar.

“We also sought help from Ahmedabad firebrigade and NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) as we thought local teams from Dhrangandhra were not well-equipped to conduct the rescue operation. They reached Ghanshyamgadh at around 9 pm on Monday and pulled the child out of the tubewell at 2.45 AM on Tuesday. When she was hauled up, she was breathing. She was put on ventilation support and rushed to a hospital in Dhrangadhra. But doctors there declared her dead on arrival,” Hitesh Koya, resident additional collector (RAC) of Surendranagar.