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Two injured as brick-laden truck overturns near Mumbai railway station

The accident occurred near the booking office at the station on the central railway’s suburban line while the truck was being unloaded.

cities Updated: Aug 31, 2018 14:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Truck overturns in Mumbai,Mumbai,Vidyavihar
Central railway’s public relations officer Sunil Udasi said that railway officials, fire brigade, ambulances and a crane were at the spot, while the BrihanMumbai Muncipal Corporation’s disaster management cell said that five to six people are feared trapped under the bricks. (HT Photo)

Two people were injured as a truck loaded with bricks toppled over near the Vidyavihar railway station in Mumbai on Friday while up to half a dozen people are feared trapped, officials said.

The accident occurred near the booking office at the station on the central railway’s suburban line while the truck was being unloaded. Central railway’s public relations officer Sunil Udasi said that railway officials, fire brigade, ambulances and a crane were at the spot, while the BrihanMumbai Muncipal Corporation’s disaster management cell said that five to six people are feared trapped under the bricks.

According to medical staff at the spot, two persons, identified as Vishnu Yavekar, 50, and Saddam Sheikh, 16, were injured and taken to the Rajawadi hospital. Hospital officials said both were stable.

“Both the patients have suffered blunt trauma injuries to elbow and upper body but are currently stable. Orthopaedic doctors are checking their X-rays to see if the injuries are serious but prima facie it doesn’t look they need any immediate surgical intervention,” the hospital’s medical superintendent Vidya Thakur said.

According to police, the truck belonged to a contractor assigned by the civic body to carry out drainage works near the station.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 14:55 IST