The well, Sangeetha and Private LA Priyantha Kumara

A 10-year-old girl, who fell into a 45 feet-deep well was rescued by the military personnel this Friday (26) in Keppapilavu model village, Mullaitivu.

The girl, T Sanjeetha, had fallen into the well in her school grounds, while she was trying to fetch water. Shouts of the shocked students, who saw Sanjeetha fall had attracted the attention of the military personnel who were stationed at a nearby construction site.

Private LA Priyantha Kumara who was among the soldiers has volunteered to go down the well to save the girl. Sri Lanka Army said that he climbed down the well with the support of a rope and returned with the girl using the same rope.

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