Elephant rescued from 50-foot deep well in Tamil Nadu. Viral video

An elephant accidentally fell into a well near Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. The elephant was rescued by a team of forest officials.

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The rescue operation lasted for about 14 hours. (Photo: ANI)
The rescue operation lasted for about 14 hours. (Photo: ANI)

An elephant was rescued after it accidentally fell into a 50-foot open farm well near Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. The rescue operation lasted for about 14 hours as forest officials put in their best to save the life of the eight-year-old elephant.

WHAT IS THE STORY?

The elephant accidentally fell into a well in the Yelugundur village near Panchampalli in the wee hours of Thursday. Locals noticed and alerted forest officials immediately, news agency PTI reports. The elephant, in fact, was stuck inside the dry well for almost fourteen hours.

HOW WAS THE ELEPHANT RESCUED?

To rescue the elephant, the animal was tranquilised twice. With the help of a rope, the elephant was tied to a crane on the ground, and was pulled up from inside the well. The elephant was being monitored and all necessary ''attention'' was given, PTI reports citing officials.

Indian Forest Service officer Parveen Kaswan tweeted the rescue video that was made available online by news agency ANI.

"This is how yesterday female elephant from Dharmapuri, TN was rescued. Which fell in open well. After hours of operation, which included supplying food also, the elephant is rescued by forest team. It was a 50-foot deep well. And credits to the elephant also for her will," Parveen Kaswan said in the caption of his post.

See Parveen Kaswan's post here:

Kaswan also applauded the forest officials for their efforts in separate tweets.

HOW DID THE INTERNET REACT?

The rescue video has gone viral on social media and netizens praised the forest officials as well.

"Congratulations to the team who made it happen," a user said. Another comment reads, "God bless all those who rescued her."

See the comments here:

More power to the rescue team!

(With inputs from PTI and ANI)

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