The abandoned borewell is located in Laripali village, and locals first heard the baby’s cries. The baby is only a few days old as per reports.
A team of over 40 Odisha fire service and disaster response personnel coordinated the rescue operations.
The baby was stuck at a depth of around 20 feet. Three excavators were engaged to dig a parallel pit of the same depth. Electric cutters were used to cut the borewell’s iron pipe and rescue the infant.