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Tree falls on rickshaw, injures 3

mumbai Updated: Aug 30, 2011 00:47 IST
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Three persons were injured as a tree collapsed on to an auto rickshaw in Mulund (East) on Monday.

Confirming the injuries, the civic body said that the three were admitted to a nearby hospital.

The incident took place at Sane Guruji Marg, at around 12.30pm on Monday. Of the injured, Champabai Bhise, 65, and Darshana Kharat, 33, have been admitted to Veer Savarkar hospital, while Karim Shaikh, 45, has been admitted to a nursing home in Mulund.

There has been a steep rise in the number of tree-collapse incidents in the city. With this incident, the number of tree collapses in the city has gone up to 115, in the last four days alone. Amongst these the maximum- 50 -have been in the western suburbs, 39 in the island city, and 36 in the eastern suburbs.

On Thursday, prominent businessman Ved Prakash Arya was killed when a coconut tree fell on him, while he was taking a walk at the Versova civic garden. Denying any negligence on its part, the civic body said that the tree could have fallen due to high-velocity winds.

Last month, after the death of a woman, 25, and her six-month old child in a tree collapse at Nariman point, the civic body had constituted a group of experts to prepare a manual on how to maintain and trim trees. They have also been asked to carry out an inspection and suggest remedial measures for all trees in the city vulnerable to collapse.