Sole breadwinner bedridden,wife worried about 7 children

The injury has sidelined and restricted to bed the only breadwinner in the family for several weeks at least,doctors at Kalwa Hospital said

Written by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Published:April 6, 2013 4:14 am

For Sharifuddin Mansuri (38) and his wife Nasreen (32),the immediate concern is how they will now care for their seven children. Sharifuddin,who survived the building collapse on Thursday,has suffered a broken leg.

The injury has sidelined and restricted to bed the only breadwinner in the family for several weeks at least,doctors at Kalwa Hospital said. Sharifuddin worked as a scrap dealer near the entrance of the building,while Nasreen tended to their children,six girls and a boy,in their home in a neighbouring building.

“It was very unexpected. I had no time to react. Fortunately,I was not seriously injured but do not know how long I will have to stay away from work,” he said. Sharifuddin was rescued from the wreckage and brought to Kalwa hospital at 10 pm.

“Our children are very young. The oldest is only 11 years. I do not know what to do now and fear about how we will provide for them now. But first we have to ensure that Sharifuddin recovers quickly,then I will think of whether I need to find work to support the family,” said Nasreen. “I want the builders to be severely punished for the deaths.”

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