Afghanistan: Six-year-old boy rescued from well dies

A boy who was trapped in an Afghanistan well for four days has died, the BBC reported.

Rescuers had managed to pull out the six-year-old boy named Haider on Friday afternoon after working round the clock to rescue him.

But a local journalist told the BBC that the boy was unresponsive and not breathing when he was pulled out of the well in the southern Zabul province.

Rescuers had reported that there had been no sound coming out of the well since Thursday.

The rescue team had dug a trench into the ground to reach the boy. He was meant to be flown via helicopter to a hospital in Kabul for urgent medical treatment.

“In the first minutes after the rescue operation was completed he was breathing, and the medical team gave him oxygen,” Zabul police spokesman Zabiullah Jawhar told AFP. “When the medical team tried to carry him to the helicopter, he lost his life.”


“With great sorrow, young Haidar is separated from us forever,” Taliban interior ministry senior adviser Anas Haqqani tweeted shortly after.

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