New India staff quarter slab collapse leaves one dead

Apr 29, 2013, 14:36 IST | Apeksha Srivastava

A portion of a building at the New India Staff Quarters collapsed, causing the death of 26-year-old Ravi Ashok Solankhi.

The incident took place at around 8.15 pm, leading to heavy chaos in and around the society.

The incident took place adjacent to the training institute building of New India quarters.

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New India Quarters slab collapse: The place where the incident took place which killed 26-yr-old Ravi Solankhi; File pic

According to the society members, Ravi was sitting at the steps of the building, exhausted after a cricket match, when suddenly the slab collapsed over him.

At hearing the blaring sound and screams, people from the society and near by areas gathered for help. They immediately called for an ambulance and fire brigade.

However it took close to an hour to remove him from the heavy debris. He was rushed to the nearby Cooper Hospital but was declared dead at arrival.

Doctors say that every inch of his body was fractured and there was no way he could survive.

Ravi worked as a body guard for many Bollywood celebrities. He lived with his mother, who is an employee of New India Assurance.

The training institue building is 38 years old. It underwent renovation and plastering recently about 2 years ago. Therefore, this fall was unexpected and very shocking. 

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