Plaster fall injures woman who rushed to save her daughter
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.