Mumbai: Six-month pregnant woman succumbs to her injuries in Bhendi Bazaar building collapse

Twenty-two people have died after a five-storey building collapsed this morning in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar area. Among those who were brought dead to Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, the body of a 35-year-old pregnant woman was also included

Mumbai: Six-month pregnant woman succumbs to death in Bhendi Bazaar building collapse

Mumbai woke up to another shock after heavy rains lashed Mumbai, two days ago. As a residential building on Pakmodia street near Mumbai’s renowned Bhendi Bazaar area collapsed on Thursday morning. So far, the mishap has claimed the lives of 22 innocent people and injured 14.

“Sakina Chashmawala, a 35-year-old woman who was six-months pregnant was brought dead to JJ hospital. The foetus didn’t survive. The foetus, like mother was injured very badly. The lady had a major head injury and face injury,” said a source requesting anonymity.

Sakina, the woman who died, was supposed to go to Dubai the place where her parents live. Her husband is missing. Her mother-in-law Tasneem (65) is being operated upon. She also has a daughter who had gone to school and hence she survived.

Mumbai: Six-month pregnant woman succumbs to injuries in Bhendi Bazaar building collapse

The bodies of the dead were sent back. The JJ Group of Hospitals is the one managing all the cases regarding the recent collapse of a ground plus five storey building (Arsiwala building).

Ismail Bharmal (58), while going to the dargah in the morning heard about the tragic incident and then rushed to the hospital.

Mumbai: Six-month pregnant woman succumbs to injuries in Bhendi Bazaar building collapse

“When I was going to the dargah in the morning, I heard some sweepers speaking about the collapse. It was then that I rushed to site, only to know that she was already admitted at the hospital. Her husband can’t be traced. It’s a time of deep misery for us. Sakina’s mother-in-law has got a brain injury and hence is undergoing a plastic surgery,” said Bharmal, a relative of the deceased.