Locals rescue elderly who fell in hole near DPYA school in Dadar, allege lapse by BMC

Locals rescue elderly who fell in hole near DPYA school in Dadar, allege lapse by BMC
The elderly was rescued by locals (Picture Courtesy: Abhijeet Padale)

An elderly lady became the latest victim of the civic body’s apathy after falling in a six-feet deep hole dug for accessing the water pipeline in Mumbai’s Dadar area on Tuesday morning.

According to an eye-witness, Abhijeet Padale, the incident took place around 11:30 am when the lady was walking on the road near Dadar Parsee Youths Assembly (DPYA) school on Firdoshi Road at Five Gardens in Dadar.

As soon as the lady fell in the hole, locals rushed to the octogenarian’s aid. One of them jumped in and managed to pull her out with the help of other bystanders.

The lady, identified as Mahrukh Buwariwala, sustained minor injuries.

The hole was allegedly dug up by officials from the F-North ward for repairing the water pipeline. However unlike most cases, when such areas are either cordoned off or closed, the hole was left uncovered.

A statement from the ward officer about the incident is awaited.

The mishap comes days after a labourer, Rajendra Pal, was impaled by two iron rods while working at a construction site in Nariman Point.

Earlier this month, three other labourers were killed in a freak accident in Powai when the crane pulley winching them snapped and caused them to fall down a manhole.

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