In May 2019, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, a resident of Pathan Chawl in Kurla's Qureshi Nagar allegedly suffocated to death under the pile of garbage that caused the roof to collapse over him. Residents from houses built on the hill throw garbage from their homes, onto the roofs of the ones located below them which resulted in many structures developing cracks due to the weight of the garbage. Residents alleged that it is one of the most neglected areas under the BMC. People continue to live among the garbage piles, inviting severe health hazards
32-year-old man Rajesh Maru died in January 2018 at Nair hospital in a freaky and gross case of negligence — trapped under an MRI machine. Maru was killed when he inhaled excessive oxygen that oozed out of the cylinder when he entered the MRI room with a relative, who was there to undergo the scan. A ward boy allegedly told him to carry an oxygen cylinder inside the MRI room. When Rajesh entered that room carrying the cylinder, he was sucked into the machine with tremendous force and died soon after
In a freak accident in November 2017, a 12-year-old girl was killed on the spot and three of her friends were injured after a speeding tempo ploughed into them as they were walking along the road at Marve in Malad near Mumbai. According to the police, the four children had bunked school and were on their way to the beach to have some fun when the accident took place. Eyewitnesses said that the tempo first rammed into an autorickshaw parked on the side of the road, before hitting the children. (Image of the girl)
In October 2017, Haryanvi singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Panipat district of Haryana while she was returning after a performance in a village. It is reported that the woman was shot dead by her brother-in-law because she had posted a mobile video on social media recently in which she had pointed out that she was getting death threats but said she was not afraid
Going for a joyride on their scooter proved too costly for two friends when they rammed it into a Maruti Ritz car in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). The incident took place after 9 pm when the deceased, a 17-year-old resident of Kurla, was riding his Suzuki scooter had bought about a month ago, with a pillion rider, age 18, a resident of Kalina. They reached BKC and were going towards Bandra when the two-wheeler crashed into the car.
A former Doordarshan anchor and yoga teacher was crushed to death after a coconut tree fell on her while she was on a morning walk in Chembur. The victim sustained head injuries and passed away. Her husband blamed the BMC for not permitting the tree to be cut
A slip up in high heels led to the death of a six-month-old baby boy in Kalyan. The incident occurred when the baby's family was attending a wedding in the Matoshri Hall in Kalyan's Ram Baug area. His mother was wearing high heels and carrying him when she was on her way to the ground floor from the second floor. She lost her balance as she was not able to walk properly in the footwear. In the freak mishap, the baby fell from her hands. The accident damaged his spine, and he died before he could be taken to the hospital
An NMMT bus mowed down a 42-year-old woman from Kopar Khairane, who was on her way to her brother's house at Kamothe for Raksha Bandhan. The accident took place at Belpada bus stop near Kharghar railway station on the Sion-Panvel Highway. The bus was moving in the same direction at Belpada and hit them from behind causing them to fall on the road. Kamal was run over by the bus and succumbed to the injuries after she was taken to the hospital
In a freak mishap, a 12-year-old boy died after his neck got entangled in the nylon ropes attached to the swing on which he was playing, police said. The incident happened in March 2018 at Saraste village when the boy was playing outside his house, an official of the Harsul police station said
A mother of two was crushed to death when she lost balance on a road in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. CCTV footage of the incident showed the victim, a resident of Kharghar, getting crushed by a hydraulic crane, after losing balance on her two-wheeler. The CCTV footage also showed that the woman was riding on the corner of the road and at an extremely slow speed, but was still a victim to this bizarre incident. What’s worse is that the people passing by on the street didn’t stop to help or tend to her.
A six-year-old fell off a horse while on a joyride at Kalaghoda. The girl was there with her parents, older sister and relatives. The child was riding the horse when she fell off and started bleeding through her nose and head. She was rushed to Bombay hospital, where she was declared brain dead by the doctors
An 18-year-old boy was shot at by a spectator after an argument broke out between the teams taking part in a local kabaddi match, over scoring in a local match in southeast Delhi's Dakshinpuri district. The shot is said to have been fired by a spectator who was allegedly trying to break up the fight
In a freak incident, a woman slipped on the stairs of her house and fell on her husband, crushing him to death. The lady, who used to weigh 127 kgs was running up the stairs to tend to her son, who was unwell and slipped on a step. She then fell on her husband who was following close behind her. The woman and the man died at the hospital. The woman died of a brain haemorrhage and the man died of skull injuries. The incident occurred in Delhi
Vishal Kumar Verma a national level wrestler died after being electrocuted in the wrestling ring. He was present at the venue to help his friends clean up a flooded wrestling stadium when he was electrocuted by an exposed wire
Have you heard of a man dying after being trapped in an MRI machine? Or a mother in high heels losing her baby from her grasp to his death? Here are some of the most bizarre incidents of death due to various freak accident in the country. Take a look
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