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Woman dies as mango tree falls in Sion

Friday, 16 May 2014 - 7:40am IST | Agency: dna

  • Poilcemen inspect the area near Sion railway station where a mango tree fell on a woman and a 10-year-old girl. The girl escaped with minor injuries while the woman died DNA Photo dna

A 55-year-old unidentified woman died and a girl was injured when a tree fell on them near Sion railway station on Thursday afternoon.

According to witnesses, the incident occurred around 2pm. The woman was trapped under the branches of the mango tree that collapsed near the footpath opposite the station.

An officer from Sion police station said, "Two teenagers noticed a crowd near the station. When they saw the woman writhing in pain, they took her to a hospital in a taxi. A 10-year-old girl also sustained injuries but she was alright."

Dean of Sion Hospital Dr Avinash Supe said: "The woman was gasping for breath. She had sustained head injuries. We tried to revive her but she succumbed to her injuries within fifteen minutes of being wheeled into the emergency ward."

Alka Sasane, assistant commissioner of F-North ward, said that the matter has not been reported to the BMC control room as the incident is not related to the civic body.

Police have stated that the woman was carrying a plastic bag containing two mangoes and an electricity bill having a Dharavi address in the name of Ben. A case of accidental death has been registered in this regard.

The police were in process of finding the details about the woman.

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