Tabassum Barnagarwala

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Kurar wall collapse: Admitted for 17 days, doctors miss shard of glass in injured victim’s foot

On Friday, after discharge, Sonu went back to Kurar. “When I was walking, I experienced pain. Then my foot started bleeding,” he said. He was taken to Stutee Nursing Home, where doctors found a shard of glass lodged in his ankle.

Mumbai’s 1st dengue death of season: 32-yr-old dies in Mulund

The deceased was identified as Harsh Karia, who died in Fortis Hospital on Saturday morning after battling the infection for more than a week. His mother and sister are also suffering from dengue.

Malad wall collapse: 50-year-old woman dies, toll climbs to 31

Basanti was swept away by the reservoir water after portions of the Malad reservoir wall collapsed in Kurar village’s Pimpripada and Ambedkar Nagar areas on July 2.

Mumbai building collapse: Father struggles with paperwork to send sons’ bodies to UP village

Alema and her sons were trapped under a staircase of the Mumbai building for 18 hours before they were extricated around 5 am on Wednesday. While the woman suffered multiple injuries, her sons succumbed to asphyxiation and trauma wounds.

Mumbai Dongri building collapse: Last body recovered after 21 hours, toll 13

Isar Ahmed Masuri’s body was the last to be extricated around 8 am, almost 21 hours after the building collapsed, officials said. A tailor, Mansuri, had opened his shop on the building’s ground floor at 11 am, just minutes before parts of it came crashing down.

Ten die in Mumbai building collapse, 3-year-old survives in his grandmother’s arms

Officials confirmed that 10 people, including a 14-year-old boy and his 18-month-old relative, had died and seven others injured after the three-storey building collapsed around 11 am.

Mumbai building collapse: ‘That’s my niece Kashaf’s’ – woman cries as rescue workers pull out blue blanket

Till late Tuesday afternoon, rescue efforts to extricate those trapped on first and second floors of the building proved difficult as the narrow lanes prevented the firefighters from bringing in any heavy machinery to lift the debris.

Mumbai building collapse: Narrow lanes bar machines, human chain clears debris

At least 10 people, including an 18-month-old boy, were killed and eight others were injured in the collapse.

H1N1 flu on the rise, 309 cases in Mumbai

So far, a total of 1,772 H1N1 flu cases and 191 deaths have been recorded across Maharashtra this year, officials said.

Maharashtra: 6.6 per cent cases successfully resolved, says SC-ST commission

Of 10,223 complaints the commission received till December 2018, in just 675 cases its orders or directions have been implemented.

At Mumbai’s Aarey Colony: 1,500 students, six buses running at thrice their capacity

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) pays a monthly tariff per child to BEST. The bus service started in 2013-14 after stray leopard attacks took place while children were on their way home.

Mumbai wall collapse: ‘HC told state govt in 1997 to relocate Kurar slum dwellers from forest land’, cites report 

The report will be submitted to the BMC, advising the latter to find immediate alternative shelter apart from Mahul, and provide medical support in the slum to ensure infections like leptospirosis do not escalate.

Maharashtra govt to rope in 800 hospitals under cashless health insurance scheme, new tenders soon

The state government is currently paying a premium of Rs 640 per family to insurance companies to cover 971 procedures.

Mumbai: Four days after disaster struck, risk of leptospirosis high in Kurar

Three special health camps have been set up in Ambedkar Nagar and Pimpri Pada since Tuesday. Till Thursday, 179 patients had been given primary treatment.

Malad wall collapse: Family in hospital, relatives take over search for Sonali

Just before a wall collapsed at Pimpri Pada and Ambedkar Nagar in Malad East around past midnight, the Sakpal family had filled water from the local tap.

Malad wall collapse: School suspends classes for two days, hundreds take refuge

Another temporary shelter for the residents of Pimpri Pada has been Shiv Sena’s shakha 42 and the adjoining room of Vadar Seva Samaj, where many women lay in wait on Thursday.

Malad wall collapse: Hospital staffers brave rains to attend to victims

Several Class III and IV employees travelled to Shatabdi and Jogeshwari Trauma hospitals, where 55 and 16 patients, respectively, remained admitted until Tuesday evening.

Mumbai rains: Five of family dead, 8-year-old lone survivor hasn’t spoken since tragedy

Several slum dwellers murmured one question — who will look after the child now?

Mumbai: Day after walls collapsed in Malad, toll climbs to 26

Four more bodies were recovered from under the debris on Wednesday. Among them was three-year-old Akanksha Kurade, who was found wrapped in a bedsheet and trapped under a cupboard.

Mumbai rains: 114 injured, 78 undergo treatment in 5 hospitals

Doctors said several suffered from drowning when they were swept by water’s sheer force.