Fatehveer Pulled From Borewell After 109 Hours,dies

A two-year-old boy, who was stuck in a 150-feet deep borewell in Punjab for nearly 109 hours, was declared dead after he was pulled out of the borewell this morning.Fatehveer Singh fell into an unused borewell in Bhagwanpura village of Sangrur district last Thursday at around 4 pm when he was playing near his house. The seven-inch-wide borewell was covered with a cloth and the child accidentally stepped on it. His mother tried to rescue him but failed, officials were quoted as saying.After a five-day rescue effort, Fatehveer was pulled out at about 5:30 am this morning by the National Disaster Response Force and then taken to PGI Chandigarh for treatment. He was declared “brought dead” at the hospital.

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