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.
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.
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.
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.
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.