Children trapped in a well die before rescue

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Three children tumbled into a well in the Garmsir district of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan; two of them died, while one was rescued, according to local Taliban officials in the province.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Taliban’s Department of Information and Culture in the province of Helmand revealed that the two children had died and one had been rescued from the well.

According to the Taliban update, three children—two male and one female—fell into the well. The female child was pulled out and is now receiving medical treatment in the hospital thanks to the efforts of the locals. People falling into wells in Helmand, Zabul, Kandahar, and other regions of Afghanistan had previously been reported, with children making up the majority of the victims.

Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Taliban’s acting interior minister, instructed governors and district governors to locate open wells and take the required precautions after a child in Zabul tumbled and died into a well.—Khaama News Press

 

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