Dramatic footage shows cow being rescued from storm water drain in India

A cow was rescued by a group of villagers in northern India after it fell into a 6ft deep drain.

In the video, people can be seen tying the four-legged animal and pulling it out using a crane.

Slowly but gradually the cow is lifted and placed out of the drain. The marathon rescue operation ran for almost 40 minutes before the cow was pulled out.

The cow was released on the road as soon as it was out of it.

An eyewitness said, “It was a cow this time, what if a person had fallen into it and died instead of the cow? The municipal authorities are too callous.”

Villagers have blamed the municipal authorities for not checking on stray animals and also for leaving the drains uncovered.