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Nation Other News 16 Feb 2020 Man rescued six hour ...

Man rescued six hours after borewell mudslip leaves him buried neck deep

Published Feb 16, 2020, 11:22 pm IST
Updated Feb 16, 2020, 11:22 pm IST
The man was standing near a borewell when the soil around it caved in
Rohith Kharve, who was buried neck-deep when the earth around a borewell caved in, smiles after being rescued.
 Rohith Kharve, who was buried neck-deep when the earth around a borewell caved in, smiles after being rescued.

Udupi: A person who fell into a 15 ft pit when the earth around a borewell caved in was successfully rescued after a six-hour operation at Maravanthe in Udupi district of Karnataka.

The incident took place around 8.30 am Sunday when the soil surrounding the borewell caved in and the man, Rohith Kharve, was buried neck deep in the 15 feet crater.


The borewell labourers and local residents took up the basic rescue operation and informed the fire and health officials.

To ensure that the soil did not further cave-in, a drum was placed around Rohith and oxygen was supplied.

As soon as news of the incident spread, hundreds of people arrived to see the operation.

In addition to the rescue operation, police also had to concentrate on keeping the crowd away and ensure that the rescue operation was not affected. A parallel pit was dug with the help of an earth mover.

Around 2.30 pm, officials succeeded in lifting Rohith safely out of the pit with the help of a crane. Rohith was seen smiling with relief as soon as he was brought out. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital where a medical team had been kept ready for treatment.


Though Rohith did not sustain any major injury, he was provided basic treatment and drips.

Location: India, Karnataka, Mangaluru