Rescue operation underway in Mungavali village under Mandi police station limits in Sehore. Image Credit: ANI

Sehore (Madhya Pradesh): A two-and-a-half-year-old girl who fell into a 300 feet deep borewell in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore district and the army has been called in to join rescue operations.

The minor identified as Shrishti Kushwaha fell around 2pm on Tuesday into the borewell located on a farm while playing in the Mungavali village under Mandi police station limits.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said: “Earlier, the girl was stuck at 40 feet but now she has slid to around 100 feet in the borewell due to the vibration in digging another parallel tunnel for rescue operation. We have called the army to join the rescue operation.”

“Teams of NDRF and SDRF are already working but we thought that if the army also reaches then we will be able to get the girl out soon. We are trying to save the girl and also pray to God that we would be successful in the mission,” the chief minister said.

Sehore District Collector Ashish Tiwari told ANI: “The rescue operation is being conducted with the help of earth-moving machines. It is taking time due to the presence of rocky ground in the area.”

The district collector said that a lot of time has elapsed since the girl first slipped and fell and she was not responding much.

He said that oxygen is being supplied continuously to the girl and authorities hope to rescue the girl soon.