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Over 100 open borewells closed in Punjab

More than 100 open borewells have been closed in various districts of Punjab on the directions of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh after the death of a two-year-old boy. The two-year-old child stuck in a borewell shaft in Sangrur district was pulled out dead Tuesday morning, bringing a four-day rescue operation to a tragic end. The chief minister had ordered closure of all open borewells across the state and sought reports from the deputy commissioners. Officials said the work on the closure of open borewells would continue for a couple of days more. According to reports received from various district authorities, 50 borewells have been sealed in Bathinda and 18 in Patiala. We have so far identified 50 open borewells in Bathida and they have been closed and the work on finding more such borewells is going on, Bathinda Deputy Commissioner B Srinivasan told PTI on Wednesday. Patiala Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit said 18 open borewells have so far been closed in the district and the work

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