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Vasai: GRP staff save senior fallen in gap between train and platform

Updated on: 21 September,2021 07:43 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Priti Khuman Thakur |

Pramila Maru was trying to catch a running train with tea in one hand, sustains several fractures to her waist and also injures a leg

Vasai: GRP staff save senior fallen in gap between train and platform

A CCTV grab of the woman falling between the train and tracks at Vasai station

A 71-year-old senior citizen Pramila Maru received a new lease on life after Vasai GRP personnel saved her when she fell while catching a train at Vasai and slipped between it and the platform on Monday. Maru is a resident of Hyderabad and had deboarded the Bhavnagar-Kakinada Special Express to have tea at Vasai railway station. The incident was captured in the CCTV cameras of the railway station.


Vasai GRP Sachin Ingavale said, “After the woman fell while catching the running train, our three duty officers rushed to save her. They pulled her onto the platform and saved her. The woman was stuck between the train and platform gap and had rolled over 2-3 times. Due to this she received injuries to her waist. We rushed her to Ravi Hospital and learnt she sustained a few fractures to her waist. While holding tea in one hand she was trying to get into the train with the help of her other hand when she fell down.”


For the past two months Maru was at Palitana for religious activities and was returning home to Hyderabad with her husband. Speaking to mid-day Navinbhai Maru, her husband said, “Due to Chaturmas we had gone to Palitana. We took a train from Palitana and were returning home to Hyderabad. Our train route was from Vasai to Kalyan, then to Pune and later Hyderabad. My sister arrived at Vasai station and gave us tea. My wife took the tea from her and suddenly the train started. While catching it she  fell down. I tried to save her and managed to do so with the help of other people. She received fractures to her waist and leg. Doctors said they will have to perform a major surgery on her leg.”


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