Nellore (Andhra Pradesh): The joy of successful rescue of two children who fell in a trench in Utukuru Pedapalem village of Nellore district faded when one of them lost her life while undergoing treatment at a government hospital at Ramateertham.
Three-year-old Mokshita and four-year-old Gopi Raju, who were cousins, had accidentally fallen inside the 12-feet deep trench which was dug for laying a pipeline.
Locals immediately contacted the officials and a rescue operation was started almost immediately.
A tunnel was dug parallel to the trench using a JCB machine and the children were taken out after four hours.
The duo was rushed to a government hospital where Mokshita succumbed to her injuries.
Mokshita hailed from Chirala town in Prakasam district. She along with her parents had come to Utukuru Pedapalem village to visit relatives.