Mumbai plane crash: ‘I just heard his frantic screams’

A chartered plane had crashed at Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area on Thursday afternoon killing 5 people which included 2 pilots. The Mumbai Police have recovered charred bodies of people who were on board of the ill-fated flight. But, few people were lucky who escaped the accident with minor bruises and burn injuries. And Nareshkumar Nishat, is one among them

“I just heard that him frantically screaming. I didn’t know what has happened. I ran toward him. He was injured and lying on the floor with burn injuries. I pulled him out and took him to the Rajawadi hospital,” says Kaushalkumar, with the tears in his eyes. Kaushal Kumar’s nephew, Naresh Kumar Nishad, is one […]

Mumbai plane crash: 5 charred to death, 3 injured

The four occupants of the chartered plane who died in the crash have been identified as Captain Rajput, Captain Maria, Surbhi (Aircraft Maintenance Engineers) and Manish Pandey (technician). The fifth person was a pedestrian who was burned by leaking aviation fuel and died on the spot

According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the plane had taken off from the Juhu airstrip on a test flight. The pilot seemed to have tried to crash land near a building under construction and not near the highly-populated localities. This crucial decision of the pilots helped avert what could have been an event […]

Kamala Mills fire: hookah claimed 14 lives, concludes MFB

Mumbai Fire Brigade submits its report after the Kamala Mills tragedy

A week after the Kamala Mills Fire killed 14 people, Mumbai Fire Brigade submitted it’s investigation report. In which they  mentioned the  flying embers emitted  from the lighted charcoal sigree which is used in hookah as a cause of fire. Hemant Parab, deputy chief fire officer, Byculla Mumbai Fire Brigade said, “We have submitted the […]

After Dr Amarapurkar’s death, activist draws attention to deaths of conservancy workers

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, an eminent gastroenterologist from Bombay Hospital lost his life after falling into a manhole near India Bulls Centre One. His body was found in Worli by Mumbai Fire Brigade. After this shocking incident, a social activist, Ramesh Haralkar has raised an important question regarding the safety and security of BMC’s conservancy who clean Mumbai’s numerous manholes

“The death of Dr Amarapurkar is very unfortunate. No one should die in this way. Can we now pay attention to the deaths of conservancy workers which occur in manholes?” This is question was raised by Ramesh Haralkar, President of Safai Kamgar Parivartan Sangh while speaking to My Medical Mantra. Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, an eminent […]

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 her injuries in Bhendi Bazaar building collapseMumbai 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 […]

Mumbai: Building collapse near Bhendi Bazar, 33 dead

On what seemed like a respite for Mumbaikars due to a sunny morning, turned out to be a nightmare for people at Borimohalla as a five storeyed, Arsiwala building collapsed at 8.30am. Total 29 people rescued from debris and sent to hospital. Four fire Brigade personnel's injured. Rescue operation is still on. About 10 to 15 people still suspected to be trapped in the debris

Mumbai: Building collapse near Bhendi Bazar, 33 deadReportedly, 29 people rescued from the debris, out of which 14 are injured and 33 have lost their lives.  Most people,  who have been saved, have been rushed to JJ hospital, said Mumbai Fire Brigade official. As per the information available from hospital authorities and Mumbai Fire Brigade so far 10 brought dead. Dr TP Lahane, dean […]

Mumbai: NDRF divers join MFB’s search operation for the missing doc

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, a gastroenterologist attached to Bombay hospital, left around 4:30 pm from the hospital and headed to Prabhadevi, where he resides on August 29. Since then, he is missing

Mumbai: NDRF divers join MFB’s search operation for the missing docTwenty-four hours after Dr Deepak Amarapurkar went missing, the relentless search by the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) team is still on. Based on the perception, the renowned doctor was last seen near the junction at India Bulls Centre in Parel. Dr Amarapurkar, a gastroenterologist attached to Bombay hospital, left around 4:30 pm from the hospital and headed […]

‘I am trapped, rescue me,’ father’s frantic call to his son

Rajesh Doshi, 57, took shelter under the bed to save his life during the Mumbai building collapse. Doshi's legs were operated due to which he couldn’t run to save his life. Doshi had a phone in the pocket. But there was no network. In the evening, Doshi heaved a huge sigh of relief as he was able to make a call to his son

He was trapped in the rubble for 15 hours. No food, no water nor light. Still he kept fighting due to his strong will power. And in the end, a phone call saved his life. Ghatkopar man Rajesh Doshi called his son from under the Mumbai building rubble, saying his legs were trapped. Doshi and his family resided […]

Asian Heart Institute trains over 50 fire brigade employees in CPR

CPR is an emergency procedure in which a person presses up and down on the casualty’s chest (chest compressions) and gives them a series of rescue breaths to help save their life when they are in cardiac arrest. Research suggests that the sooner that someone starts CPR after a person collapses; the more likely the victim is to survive

As an extension of its Mumbai Heart Healthy city initiative, of which heart risk mitigation and heart health awareness is the key focus, Asian Heart Institute trained over 50 fire brigade employees in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Tuesday at Mumbai Fire Brigade Head office at Byculla. The Asian Heart Institute is planning to train 5,000 […]