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5 who were injured in bridge collapse still not out of the woods

Thursday, July 05, 2018
By Prachi Sonawane

Three of the injured patients were being treated at the R.N. Cooper Hospital in Juhu, while two others were shifted to Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle

A day after the pedestrian portion (walk way) of the 40-year-old Gokhale Road Over Bridge (RoB) collapsed at Andheri station, three of the five injured patients were being treated at the R.N. Cooper Hospital in Juhu, while two others were shifted to the Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle by their families.     

The three victims-- Asmita Katkar, Dwarka Prasad Sharma and Girdhari Singh were injured as they were walking on the RoB and the other two victims – Haresh Koli and Manoj Mehta were on the platform below the RoB. Among the injured, Mehta's family shifted him to Nanavati Hospital as he suffered vertebral fracture with injury to his spinal cord, fracture of his left arm and bilateral lung injury. He had to be taken for a surgery by evening at Balabhai Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle.

“We are giving them the best treatment with all the facilities required and our doctors are trying their level best to operate the injured, admitted in our hospital,” said Assistant Medical Officer (AMO) of Cooper Hospital.

As regards Sharma and Singh, who are employed as security personnel, “Sharma suffered injuries on both his legs, Singh sustained multiple fractures on his left arm along with abdominal trauma. Sharma was operated in the hospital on Wednesday, while Singh is still critical and kept under observation in the ICU,” the AMO said.

Meanwhile, Koli, who had slipped from the crowded platform and fell on the track and was the first one to be brought to the hospital, was also shifted to Nanavati Hospital by his family yesterday, the AMO added.

“Katkar, who is one among three who fell along with the collapsing bridge on the tracks underneath and suffered severe injuries, was admitted in the ICU yesterday in critical situation and was put on the ventilator,” the AMO mentioned.

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