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Three nurses succumb to injuries in Mumbai bridge collapse

Among the dead were three nurses from GT Hospital, who were heading for their night shifts. Two of them — Ranjana Tambe and Apoorva Prabhu — had worked at the hospital for over 12 years. The Dombivli residents were heading for their night shift, which was to start at 8pm.

mumbai Updated: Mar 15, 2019 04:50 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Mumbai
The injured were treated at GT Hospital and St George Hospital.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The six deaths were mainly a result of head injuries and trauma, according to doctors from St George and GT Hospital. Sixteen people were admitted to GT Hospital, and the rest to St George. Two deaths were reported in GT Hospital and four in the latter.

Among the dead were three nurses from GT Hospital, who were heading for their night shifts. Two of them — Ranjana Tambe and Apoorva Prabhu — had worked at the hospital for over 12 years. The Dombivli residents were heading for their night shift, which was to start at 8pm.

Prabhu’s husband Abhay, a software engineer in Andheri, learned about the incident through his brother-in-law Prasad. “I called him and he immediately rushed to the hospital,” said Prasad. Prabhu’s mother was admitted to the hospital earlier this year for treatment.

The third nurse was Dombivli resident Bhakti Shinde, 40. Her relatives said that she was on the bridge along with her colleague, Vijay Bhagwat, 35. While Bhagwat suffered minor injuries, Shinde succumbed to head injuries.

Dayanand Mishra, a relative of one of the victims, Sukesh Banarjee, said, “The Banarjees live in Badlapur. Being a resident of Colaba, I was the closest to the spot. I reached the hospital, but the security personnel didn’t allow me to go inside.”

Tapender Singh Lohar, 35, who died in the incident, was heading home to Wadala when the bridge collapsed. Lohar used to work at a printing press near Metro and has a two-year-old daughter. Lohar was the sole earning member.

First Published: Mar 15, 2019 04:50 IST