Haflong: Panic gripped Haflong town on Saturday when two persons fell inside a well near Hari Om mandir at Gadain Raji under Haflong police station.
According to eye witnesses, the incident occurred in the morning when one labour working for Shankar Das (38), private water supplier, went inside a well to pick a water pump valve.
He went inside the well by tying a rope in his body but as soon as he went dipper he suddenly fell unconscious and in order to save him Das also went inside but he too fell unconscious.
It was suspected both of them fell unconscious as there was a cow shed near the well and provably have been emitting methane.
Later, a team of police and fire fighter reach the spot and started their rescue operation.
First an oxygen cylinder was sent in and when Das was almost pulled out from the well, the rope slipped and he fell back inside the well again making the situation more vulnerable.
Later, Das was pulled out of the well by divers, and sent to Haflong civil hospital in unconscious conditions while efforts to rescue another person was still ongoing while filing the report.