Race to free baby girl trapped down well


A BABY girl had fallen down a well in remote rural Thailand, authorities said, with rescuers digging through the night to save the child.

The girl, aged 19 months, fell into the 30cm-wide well in Tak province, near the Myanmar border, while playing on Monday afternoon.

Rescuers worked through the night using a mechanical digger to reach the infant, who is the daughter of migrant workers from Myanmar.

“We have almost reached her and she’s still alive,” Phop Phra police chief Ratsaran Ketsoising said yesterday.

Video images from the scene showed rescuers in hard hats working at the bottom of a deep gully of red earth, as well as an ambulance standing by. — AFP

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