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Thane: Tree falls, 10 injured, woman and infant killed

PTI  Thane , July 25, 2014
First Published: 12:04 IST(25/7/2014) | Last Updated: 12:18 IST(25/7/2014)

A 25-year-old and her four-month-old child were crushed to death and ten others injured when a tree fell on their huts in Bhiwandi town of Thane district, fire officials said.

The banyan tree, which was about a century old, fell on 3-4 huts in a slum colony at Khadiput locality of Bharat Nagar on Bhiwandi outskirts at around 9.30pm on Friday, Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation's sub-station fire officer Rajesh Pawar said on Friday.

In the mishap, Anisha Ashraf Ali and her son Altaf Ali were crushed to death, he said.

The other ten injured, including eight women, were rushed to IGM hospital.

One seriously injured person was later shifted to Mumbai's Sion hospital, he said.

Fire officials and local police rushed to the slum colony for rescue and relief operations.


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