Update – Sujith passed away inside the borewell, body recovered and sent for postmortem
The new Rig machine which is three times faster than the old one started its operation around 12am Monday 28th October, 2019. THe new Rig machine which is usually capable of drilling 10 ft, an hour unfortunately is struggling to drill through these rocks. The blades gets blunt easily and they have to keep fixing it before restarting the process again.
Update 28th October 9:30 Am – Drilling machine struggling to drill through tough rocks, Sujith Life status is not known
Deputy CM OPS visited Nedunkattupatti to oversee the rescue operations, then he met the press to give updates on the rescue operation. This press meet took place 6 hour ago and the official drilling status at that time was 38ft. He assured that everything is done in war-front mode to save the child and also assured that actions will be taken to close all unattended borewells throughout Tamil Nadu.
When enquired about Surjith’s health status he said that five ambulance fully equipped is ready to save him and a medical camp with team of doctors is montoring Surjith, as of now there is no movement from him and he is stuck at 88ft. Oxygen is being supplied without any hindrance and he says we should hope for the best.
Now the new Rig machine is refuelled and the drilling process is still continuing at a rapid pace. We expect that more than 50ft is dug till now, though there are no official confirmations on that. The new rig machine is in operations for past 6 hours. The 7-person team who are ready to get into the borewell is undergoing training and procedure on how to do a sideway drill and how to rescue the kid once the drilling is done. Stay tuned for updates!! Let’s pray for Surjith’s safe recovery, comment below your thoughts and prayers.