Mumbai: Slab falls off Andheri railway station ceiling, two injured
A portion of the ceiling at Andheri Railway station on Sunday collapsed, injuring two members of a family.
ANDHERI: A portion of the ceiling at Andheri Railway station on Sunday collapsed, injuring two members of a family.
One of the injured, Asha is a resident of Vadodara. She was being accompanied by her nephew Sourav when the incident took place.
Asha's head started bleeding profusely soon after the slab crashed down. She was promptly rushed to the emergency ward of the railway station.
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"My son went to book tickets while we were standing nearby. Suddenly, the slab fell off the ceiling on my head. I was then rushed to the emergency ward by my son after which I lost consciousness. My nephew was also hurt," Asha said.
While Sourav suffered minor injuries, Asha might have had her skull fractured in the accident, doctors said.
Sourav said, "If this is the condition of the establishment, than think of the condition of the other old railways. One can understand what kind of materials were used for construction.
Andheri railway station was rebuilt in 2015.
"What happened in Elphinstone railway station, can also happen at Andheri. As Andheri is a major part of the Mumbai railways, if such incident occurs here, it will be massive," he added.
On September 29, at least 22 people were killed and 30 critically injured in a rush-hour stampede in Elphinstone railway station.
"Railways have given a meagre amount of Rs 500 as compensation even after looking at the severity of her condition, which is wrong," Asha`s nephew said.
When media asked Sourav if they will be lodging a complaint, he said: "We will be filing a complaint against Andheri Railway Station at Andheri East police station."
The doctors will determine further course of Asha`s treatment after getting the reports tomorrow.
(With ANI inputs)