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Rescuers struggle to save Maahi
Sunit Dhawan/TNS

Manesar, June 23
It has been three days and four-year-old Maahi is still trapped inside the bore-well in which she fell on the night of June 20. The progress of the rescue operation being carried out by an Army team has been hampered by the presence of a rocky structure in the way of the tunnel being dug to reach the girl.

While the dedication of the Army officials and other government functionaries engaged in the rescue is unquestionable, the long time being taken to extricate Maahi has raised questions over the technical aspect of the exercise.

The rescue team is using machines to drill a hole in the rock which is obstructing the digging of a tunnel from the parallel pit to the bore-well in which Maahi is trapped.

According to rescuers, the rock is too hard to be broken manually and they have to be careful with using a drill machine as it could hurt the girl. Oxygen is being continuously supplied in the bore-well.

Maahi’s mother Sonia has given up all hope of seeing her alive, though her father, Neeraj Upadhyay, is still hoping for a miracle.

Even as the entire nation prays for the well being of Maahi, the helplessness of the rescuers in taking out the child is intriguing.

The rescue team has sought some advanced detection equipment from the Delhi Metro-Rail Corporation.

A team of senior Army officials having expertise in technical matters has also reached the spot to assess the situation and are providing technical inputs to the rescuers.

With the chances of saving the girl diminishing every passing hour, the parents can only bank on a miracle.





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