‘He was geared up to re-appear for SSC exam’

Sixteen-year-old Satish Kayappa Merawala was on his way to appear for his SSC exam when he fell to his death from a local near the Dharavi bridge on Thursday.

Written by Express News Service | Published: October 12, 2012 4:18:47 am

Sixteen-year-old Satish Kayappa Merawala was on his way to appear for his SSC exam when he fell to his death from a local near the Dharavi bridge on Thursday.

A student of the Central Railway Employees School in Parel,Satish was reappearing for his SSC exams after having failed in March. “He had studied hard this time. In fact,he was so geared up,we were trying to calm him down. Little did we know that he would leave in the morning and never return,” said his father,Kayappa.

Following his fall,Satish suffered severe head and facial injuries. He was admitted to Sion Hospital around 9.30 am and was on ventilator for around three hours till he died around 12.30 pm.

Another victim,Kedar Yadav (33),suffered from polytrauma and injuries on his ribs and head. “Yadav was on his way to work when the accident happened. We tried to resuscitate him,but his injuries were too severe and he died within a few hours after being admitted,” said dean of Sion Hospital Dr Suleman Merchant.

Twenty-six year old Jiya Ansari, an electrician from Dharavi,suffered serious head injuries and a fracture on his left femur. He is on life support and his condition is serious. “The train was extremely crowded. I had to get off before my brother and I feel terrible that I wasn’t around to help him when the accident happened,” said Sansad Ansari.

Uday Sharma,the fourth victim,was also critical and had to be operated upon immediately. “He suffered severe injuries below his waist,and his arteries have been affected. We have operated upon him but his condition needs to be monitored,” Merchant said.

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