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After Mahi, open borewell kills youth in Howrah

June 25, 2012 08:33 IST

Rescuers have pulled out the body of the youth who fell into a well in West Bengal's Howrah district, more than 10 and half hours after he fell into the well.

Rausan Ali Mondal, a mason by profession, slipped and fell into the 30-feet deep well at Eksara village in Howrah district at around 3.30 on Sunday, hours after rescuers pulled out the body of four-year-old Mahi from a deep borewell in Haryana where she was trapped for the last four days.

West Bengal Disaster Management and Fire Services minister Javed Khan, who supervised the operations, said some local well diggers alongwith disaster management and Fire Brigade personnel pulled out the body from the well at around 2.10 am on Monday and rushed to Howrah State General Hospital where doctors declared the youth 'brought dead'.

The minister said a postmortem would be carried out.

Khan said the rescue team had taken the help of close circuit cameras and advice of metro engineers to locate the body in the narrow well.

The fire minister dismissed complaints of late response by fire brigade personnel and the disaster management team in reaching the spot after the incident.

"No it (late response) is not true. It is the creation of the media. The fire brigade personnel reached the spot within 15 to 20 minutes after the distress call received from the Howrah district administration at 04.35 PM," Khan told media persons.

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