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Updated 4:59 PM EDT, Fri, Oct 11, 2019

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6 Year-Old-Boy Trapped in 40-Metre-Deep Well for 3rd Day

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(Photo : Getty Images) Rescue workers are trying to save a boy trapped in a mine in China.

Rescuers are currently working in China's northern Hebei province to save a six-year-old boy who fell into a 40-metre-deep dry well on Sunday.

The 300-centimeter well is so small that no adult could climb into it, thereby prompting the rescuers to dig out the well to reach the boy.

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Time is of the essence for the rescuers as they race to save the boy who has been trapped for almost three days in Lixian County, Baoding city.

Over 500 rescuers with hundreds of excavators are working around the clock to save the toddler.

As at Wednesday afternoon, rescuers were merely two meters away from the bottom of the well and had widened it to 100 meters. According to news portal thepaper.cn, they were nearing the boy.

Although they have pumped oxygen into the well, rescuers are still yet to find signs of life or the child.

The tragic incident transpired on Sunday at around 11 a.m. The boy had been playing with his sister at their cabbage field while his father was harvesting vegetables.

Rescuers and a great number of individuals rushed to the scene to assist in any way they could after the father used Wechat, a social networking app, to ask for assistance.

The dry well had not been used for years, and no warning signs were placed on it.

The family of the boy has not left the scene as they wait for any news about his welfare.

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