New Delhi (Sputnik): Two-year-old Tej Pratap Singh was rescued by a team on Sunday from a 21-metre deep borewell. The incident took place in Kerhar, a village in the state of Madhya Pradesh, reports website liveleak.com.
The toddler was playing near the borehole before he fell in at about 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. The rescue team hurried to the location in less than an hour. They dug a hole parallel to the borewell and were able to reach the boy, the report said, quoting an unnamed official.
The rescued boy is said to have emerged without "a scratch on his body" but was being kept under medical observation as a precaution, added the official.
The officials are investigating the incident, and attempting to find out how and why the borewell was left without a cover. A similar incident earlier this month involving a toddler in Spain ended in tragedy.