‘It will take time to heal’

Ex­plo­sion vic­tim still in hospi­tal

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Shoshana Ke­dem @B_shosh shoshana@7days.ae

One of the vic­tims of a gas ex­plo­sion in Dubai last month has been left with burns all over her body, ac­cord­ing to her hus­band.

Mariam Gandhi Lokhand­wala, 30, suf­fered the in­juries in an ex­plo­sion in Al Khail Gate that claimed the life of her mother. Her two-month old daugh­ter was res­cued un­hurt.

“My wife is fine right now, she’s still in ICU, she’s not on life sup­port and she’s recovered a lit­tle,” Hu­sain An­war­ali Lokhand­wala (pic­tured), 31, told 7DAYS. “She is in pain.

“There is a cer­tain amount of heal­ing from scar­ring all over her body from face to toe but it will take some time to heal.”

He said he is wait­ing for the po­lice to re­lease the of­fi­cial re­port into the ex­plo­sion.

“We are wait­ing for the po­lice re­port,” said Lokhand­wala.

“The po­lice are do­ing their job and try­ing to fin­ish the in­ves­ti­ga­tion as soon as pos­si­ble.”

Un­til the re­port is fin­ished, he said, he is un­able to re­turn to the apart­ment to sal­vage the rest of his be­long­ings. “All my doc­u­ments and clothes were in a cup­board which a huge wall col­lapsed on,” he ex­plained, adding that he hoped he would be able to re­turn to re­cover items soon. “But I still haven’t got the goa­head from Dubai Prop­er­ties that it’s safe to en­ter the apart­ment. “My wardrobes and bed were to­tally de­stroyed.” In the mean­time, he said he will con­tinue to stay with rel­a­tives as he has since the ex­plo­sion. “I’m stay­ing in Shar­jah at the mo­ment. “All my be­long­ings are over there and I don’t think I can re­cover any of that, I didn’t have any in­sur­ance,” he said. His wife was taken to hospi­tal along with her mother, Shirin Gandhi, 60, who later died from a car­diac ar­rest.

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