Navi Mumbai: Electrical insulator falls, 52-year-old woman seriously hurt

Aug 04, 2018, 10:15 IST | Anamika Gharat

Residents blamed the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, which has built a joggers' track next to power towers

Navi Mumbai: Electrical insulator falls, 52-year-old woman seriously hurt
Mrunal Mahadik was jogging when part of an electrical insulator fell on her head

A 52-year-old woman was seriously injured when an electrical insulator from a power tower broke, and part of it fell on her head. Residents blamed the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, which has built a joggers' track next to power towers.

The incident happened in sector 5 of Airoli on Thursday around 8 pm when Mrunal Mahadik was jogging. Locals said suddenly there was a blast and part of the electrical insulator broke and hit her head. She was admitted to Fortis Hospital. A resident, Samir Patil said, "According to experts, there shouldn't be anything under these high voltage electricity towers. But NMMC has built a garden and joggers' track right under them to stop encroachment."

Anil Mahadik, Mrunal's husband, who is an electrician said, "She had recently started jogging. Yesterday it was raining, but she didn't want to miss her routine. Doctors said her brain is not responding. One operation has been performed in the morning but she is still not stable."

An MSEB official said, "We have sent several letters to NMMC to block the area near the electricity towers and close the garden, but still they haven't taken any steps." The NMMC PRO was unavailable for comment.

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