A five-year – old boy was pulled out alive from under the rubble by NDRF staff more than 18 hours after a building collapsed in Raigad.
Five-year-old became a lucky survivor of the collapse of a house in the Raigad district of Maharashtra when rescuers pulled him out on Tuesday — more than 18 hours after the crash.
The five-year – old boy was rescued alive by NDRF workers carrying out rescue operations after a five-storey residential building collapsed on Monday evening in Raigad district Mahad.While rescue operation was underway, the NDRF team spotted the child under the rubble, after which they began to clear the structure with the help of gas cutter and other machinery. NDRF Deputy Commandant told India Today that two NDRF jawans rescued the boy, who crawled inside after removing a concrete slab.
The boy was taken to a waiting ambulance by NDRF staff, appearing bewildered after the night-long ordeal. The NDRF official said the five-year-old is doing well, but was sent for medical assistance and check-up to a hospital.
Local residents, who watched the activity with baited breath, joyfully applauded after the boy was saved.
Rescue teams in search of survivors continue to sift through the debris although police have said some are still missing. NDRF teams are on the spot for bailout operations. Canine squads have also been deployed at the collapse scene, said one official.
A police officer said nine people have been rescued so far after Mahad’s Tarek Garden house, about 170 km from Mumbai, crashed on Monday night. Eighteen inhabitants remain absent, he said.