boy trapped in well

Two-year-old Fatehveer Singh fell into a deep well near his home last week. Indian search operations took five days to find the little boy, who was dead. (Operation Fatehveer photo via twitter)

NEW DELHI — A 2-year-old boy who fell deep into an unused well in an Indian village has been confirmed dead after rescuers worked nearly 110 hours to reach him, a hospital official said June 11.

The boy was removed from the well June 11 but doctors at a hospital in Chandigarh, the Punjab state capital, found him dead on arrival, hospital official Anil Kumar said.

The boy fell into the well outside his house in Sangrur district June 6 and was stuck at a depth of 125 feet (38 meters), the Press Trust of India news agency said. Authorities dug a parallel well in an attempt to save the boy.

Wells dug for water are often left uncovered in India.

India-West adds: The little boy has been identified by various news media as Fatehveer Singh. He fell into the uncovered well while playing near his home.

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