Plas­ter fall in­jures woman who rushed to save her daugh­ter

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NERUL: A woman was in­jured af­ter the ceil­ing plas­ter in her house fell on her. The woman no­ticed that the plas­ter was about to fall, pushed her daugh­ter away.

The woman, Shrad­dha Ubhe, needed five stitches.

The in­ci­dent occurred at Gu­rukrupa so­ci­ety at Sec­tor 48 of Sea­woods on Mon­day night. The ceil­ing col­lapsed when all the res­i­dents were present in the house.

The owner, San­deep Ubhe said, “My wife Shrad­dha no­ticed that the ceil­ing was about to col­lapse. My daugh­ter Shra­vani was stand­ing un­der the area. Shrad­dha did not hes­i­tate for a sec­ond and rushed to save her.”

Ubhe said, “The mo­ment she pushed Shra­vani away, a huge chunk of plas­ter fell down. The plas­ter piece broke into pieces while it was fall­ing owing to the ceil­ing fan. One piece then fell on Shrad­dha, in­jur­ing her. She had to get five stitches.”

Ubhe was ad­mit­ted to a pri­vate hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. She has re­cov­ered now.

Such in­ci­dents in old build­ings in the city have be­come com­mon, which has high­lighted the risk that the res­i­dents of such build­ings face con­stantly.

On Oc­to­ber 23, a ceil­ing of a Cidco-con­structed house in Kopar Khairane col­lapsed. The res­i­dents of the house had a nar­row es­cape.

In Au­gust, the Uran Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil (UMC) de­clared 88 di­lap­i­dated build­ings in Uran dan­ger­ous. It sent no­tices ask­ing those re­sid­ing in the build­ings to va­cate them.

But the res­i­dents were re­luc­tant to va­cate the build­ings and opt to con­tinue liv­ing in the di­lap­i­dated build­ings.

Ear­lier, a ceil­ing fall in a build­ing at Vani Aali in­jured a girl. The build­ing was in the list of dan­ger­ous build­ings,. There was an­other in­stance of a stair­case col­lapse in an­other build­ing.

The in­ci­dents have spread fear amongst the res­i­dents of the build­ings re­sid­ing in struc­tures de­clared dan­ger­ous by the UMC.

Usu­ally, con­flict be­tween the owner and ten­ants be­comes the rea­son for the ten­ants to stay put as they fear that they would lose their rights on the property for­ever.

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