Howrah: In a tragic incident that bore striking resemblance to the Gurgaon tragedy wherein a 4-year-old girl died after falling into a 70-feet borewell, a teenager in Howrah, West Bengal, fell into a well of around the same depth on Sunday afternoon.
Fifteen-year-old Roshan Parasi fell into the well at around 3.30 pm.
The rescue operations are on, albeit rain and wind are said to be hampering the efforts.
A disaster management team was sent to the site. Police officials said that the mouth of the well was very narrow, which was making it difficult for the rescue team to get down and save the boy.
Meanwhile, state Fire Services Minister Javed Ahmed Khan said that a Fire brigade was trying to rescue the boy, although there was no telling when the operation would finish.
"Men from the fire brigade are trying to rescue him... The rescue operations have been hampered by rain and the well narrows down after 20 feet. There is water in the well. Our diver has gone down into the well. It's a well made of clay," said Javed.
"We cannot say how much time it will take to finish the operation. Our divers have gone inside the well, we are waiting for him to come out," he added.