Mumbai: Mother drops child to school, critically injured in bridge collapse

A 35-year-old Asmita Katkar has sustained severe injuries on her head and hands. She has been admitted to the ICU of Mumbai's civic-run Cooper hospital



  • Asmita Katkar a 35-year-old resident of Andheri, Mumbai, has sustained severe injuries on her head and hands 
  • Asmita has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the civic-run Cooper hospital in Vile Parle 
  • The 35-year-old Mumbai resident is one of the nine people who have been injured in the Andheri Bridge Collapse accident 

Tuesday, July 3, was a routine day for a 35-year-old Asmita Katkar. Katkar left home in the morning and dropped her child into the school. She had used the Gokhale bridge, many times in the past.

After dropping her child to the school, as she climbed the bridge and it suddenly collapsed. Asmita was caught unaware on the dilapidated bridge. She fell down and was trapped under the debris for half an hour. Finally, the Mumbai Fire brigade managed to rescue her. But, Asmita has suffered severe head injuries in an accident.

Family of Asmita Katkar in Cooper hospital

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Reshma Choukekar, Katkar’s relatives said, “Asmita used to take this route on the daily basis. This was the easiest route for her to drop her child to the school. On Tuesday as well, she went to drop her child. But she did not return. We tried to call her frantically, but could not connect. Then we got to know about the accident and then rushed to the Cooper hospital. Currently, she has been admitted to the ICU.”

Like Asmita, 9 other passersby have been injured in the accident on Tuesday. All the injured people have been admitted to Mumbai’s civic-run Cooper hospital.

As per the authorities, the condition of the 2 people has been critical.