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Two Japanese nationals among 50 injured in violence

india Updated: Jul 20, 2012 01:00 IST
Deevakar Anand

Wednesday's violence at MSIL's Manesar plant left more than 50 people, including two Japanese nationals with the company's senior management, injured. Most were brought to various city hospitals through the night. One of the injured is said to be in a critical condition.

Among the injured are two Japanese, Kenji Saijo and Shiga Toshi Tori. They are currently recuperating in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Artemis Hospital. While Saijo is a technical engineer while Tori works in the vehicle inspection department of the plant.

Both of them are, however, out of danger, said Dr Vishal Sehgal, head of the emergency and trauma services at Artemis. The two were not in a state to speak though till Thursday evening.

"We received 36 injured MSIL employees. While 17 of them were discharged after first-aid, the rest were shifted to general wards," said Sehgal.

An injured Rajesh Kumar, who works as a junior engineer in the welding shop of the plant, was being treated for elbow fracture at Artemis. "He was nowhere near the area where the violence broke initially. He was picked up at his work floor and beaten by the mob," said his wife.

MSIL's top management visited the hospital on Thursday morning.

Doctors at Artemis said almost all the patients had head injuries caused by being hit by objects such as rods and sticks. Nearly 16 patients were shifted to the city's Medanta Hospital while a few are recuperating at the Columbia hospital.

On Wednesday night, a senior manager was taken to Manesar's ESIC hospital in a PCR van. "He had cut injuries on his wrist apparently due to being hit by blunt objects.

He was discharged after being administered first aid," said the doctor on duty at the emergency ward of the hospital.