Senior citizen who fell in gap last week dies

Aug 09, 2013, 00:36 IST | Neha LM Tripathi

Hansmukh Goda (66) who slipped into the gap between the platform and the train at Marine Lines station on August 2 -- severing both his legs -- lost his battle for life around 3.30 am yesterday, at Bombay Hospital in New Marine Lines

Goda, who lost both his legs in the incident, was operated for over three hours on Tuesday. Although doctors had said that the odds of a successful surgery were slim, they proceeded with the operation since the infection from his legs would have spread all over his body.

But an hour after the operation, Goda suffered a cardiac failure around 3.30 am on Thursday. 

A hospital authority said, “The infection had already spread in the body. And on account of excessive blood loss the heart stopped pumping.”

Goda’s body was taken to GT Hospital for post-mortem. “We have lost him but we wish that commuters are mindful of the huge gaps next to platform,” said his son-in-law Bharat Dhamecha. 

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