Elderly man dies in Chengannur after being trapped in well for 12 hours

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Chengannur: An elderly man died after being stuck in a well for more than 12 hours here on Tuesday.

KS Yohannan (72), a resident of Perunkuzhi, was cleaning the well when he got trapped in the well. He was taken out after 12 hours and declared dead on reaching the hospital.

The accident happened at Kodukulaji, Chengannur at around 9 am on Tuesday when a ring in the well collapsed on his leg. He was cleaning a private party’s well. 

The rescue operation was carried out by the police and fire brigade. An excavator was also used to speed up the rescue process.

Though an oxygen mask was supplied during the rescue op, it was taken out when Yohannan stopped responding by 7pm. 

Minister Saji Cherian also reached the spot to supervise the rescue operation.

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