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India: Here's how to rescue your child from a borehole01:17

India: Here's how to rescue your child from a borehole

India, Madurai
May 30, 2014 at 10:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Maikandan, a plumber who lives in Madurai has developed a device that he believes could save little children trapped in bore holes.

Manikandan says he has worked on his invention, called “Borewell Robot,” for many years. It is a hand operated, simple device with a built-in camera that streams images from the depths. The operator can maneuver the robot's arms to lift the child. Recently, Manikandan says, he saved a three-year-old boy who fell into an abandoned bore well in a village in southern Tamil Nadu.

Manikandan is currently teaching plumbing and house wiring diploma studies in a Madurai based institution.

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Maikandan, a plumber who lives in Madurai has developed a device that he believes could save little children trapped in bore holes.

Manikandan says he has worked on his invention, called “Borewell Robot,” for many years. It is a hand operated, simple device with a built-in camera that streams images from the depths. The operator can maneuver the robot's arms to lift the child. Recently, Manikandan says, he saved a three-year-old boy who fell into an abandoned bore well in a village in southern Tamil Nadu.

Manikandan is currently teaching plumbing and house wiring diploma studies in a Madurai based institution.

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