Chennai: A two-year-old kid fell into a 15 ft. deep borewell at 2:30 PM while playing outside her home in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district today. However, she was rescued by rescue and fire officials.

The matter was known when a family member came out to check on her and found her missing. Later, the family of the victim found her trapped inside the ditch. Following which, rescue and fire officials were immediately informed. Around 4:30 PM, the child was successfuly brought out of the pit and was rushed to a government hospital nearby. The child is undergoing treatment at Nagapattinam General Hospital and is said to be out of danger, fire and rescue services officials said.

During the operation, a mobile medical team from Nagapattinam arrived at the spot and provided oxygen supply to the child stuck in the pit. Also, parallel pit was dug and the child was rescued after a two-hour operation.

In an earlier incident, a kid had come to her maternal grandparents’ place at the Murgiyachak locality of Bihar’s Munger town when she fell into the shaft while playing and got stuck around 45 feet below the surface at about 4 PM. She was taken out, smeared with mud, at 9.45 PM. Meanwhile, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said those who left borewell shafts open would be punished. He added that the unfortunate incident took place because of the reckless manner in which people got borewell shafts dug and left those open. “In future, those responsible for such lapses will be severely punished,” Modi said in a statement.