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A night inside manhole: Elderly woman rescued after 10 hrs in Odisha capital

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Bhubaneswar: A 75-year-old woman was rescued from a manhole at Tarasundari road in Old Town area of Odisha capital this morning, around ten hours after she fell inside it.

The victim, identified as Dukhi Jethi, was admitted to Capital Hospital here for treatment.

According to reports, the woman fell inside the 15-feet-deep manhole at about 8 pm yesterday. She had to spend the entire night inside it as no one noticed the incident.

Locals heard her screaming for help inside the manhole this morning and informed police about it following which fire personnel reached the spot and rescued the victim.

“We were informed about the incident by Control Room at 7.20 am. We rushed to the spot with a team, entered inside the manhole using a ladder and rescued her. She had sustained injuries on her head. We admitted her to Capital Hospital where her condition is stated to be stable,” a fire official said.

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