Noida signboard collapse: Second biker also dead

  • Abhishek Anand, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Jun 02, 2016 17:03 IST
Family members of Pushpender (26) said he had suffered multiple injuries in the abdomen.

Nine days after a road signage fell on two bikers in Sector 18, killing one of them on the spot, the second victim also died at a hospital in Noida on Wednesday.

The incident took place on the evening of May 23. The road signage, installed by the Noida authority near DLF Mall, fell during a storm. The board fell on Munna Kumar (27) and Pushpender (26), who were riding a bike. Munna died on the spot while Pushpender was rushed to Max Hospital. He died on Wednesday.

“He suffered multiple injuries in the abdomen. He was operated upon, but remained critical. Today, doctors declared him dead,” said Kamal Chauhan, Pushpender’s uncle.

Max Hospital said, “The patient came to the hospital in a critical state. He was provided with necessary treatment. Despite our best efforts, his condition deteriorated and he passed away.”

The police said they have not registered an FIR in the incident yet.

“If any person from the (victims’) families approaches us, we will investigate the case. So far, no body has given us any written complaint,” said Amarnath Yadav, SHO, Sector 20 police station.

Munna hailed from Bihar while Pushpender hailed from Etah. The duo lived in Faridabad and worked as air-conditioner mechanics.

“We have not received any compensation from the government yet. We hope that the government responds quickly on the issue,” said Chauhan.

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