‘It will take time to heal’
Explosion victim still in hospital
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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